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How to mod a web cam for making it rotate? Answered

I want to have my web cam mounted at a specific place in my room and control the web cam rotation using  the USB interface and some program on my pc.

I was thinking of having the web cam to be mounted on a USB rocket launcher sort of thing, but it would be great if i i find an instructable which tells me how to do this using a few stepper motors which i have from my old printers.
Specially i would love if a stepper motor control system through USB port is provided.

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lemonie (author)2010-02-02

Your easiest option is to do what you suggest with the launcher. If you'd like the satisfaction of building something out of stepper-motors, start with what Re-design says, ask back for help as you need it.


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Re-design (author)2010-02-02

Using usb to control a stepper is not hard.  Google "usb stepper controller" if you want to buy a built unit and add "schematic or diagram" if you want to build it yourself.

You could also use a modified servo to rotate the camera.  There are several instructables here that detail modifying servos for that.

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