I Had a samsung broken phone lying around and it was a camera and a monitor that are just connected with a plug. I want to know if i conect the camera to the pc/tv and use the monitor has pc monitor. ... tiagoadias
Topic by TTSDA
I have seen somewhere a cut down digital camera rehoused in a wooden box. the thought strikes me- I have several redundant Olympus lenses could I successfully take a point and shoot digital camera, remove the lens, mount the camera body in a box and add my Olympus lenses to the front to make an exchangeable lens digital camera? I realize I would need to get the lens to CCD distance right but that doesn't seem to be all that difficult - I can engineer an adjustable mount if necessary. it seems a pity to have all these lenses and nothing to do with them. Opinions guys?
Question by rickharris | last reply
Hi, I purchased a Honda Goldwing and with all the accidents and what not, I want to get a camera that will mount on the bike so if something happens I have a video of it. I don't know anything about them and I would like to be somewhat thrifty in price. Any Ideas? Thanks
Topic by tall1smokey | last reply
My Pentax Optio M80 has recently stopped working. So I am looking into buying a new camera.Does any one have any recommendations for a Camera That would mainly be used for:Taking some video for media techand taking pictures I am going to use it mainly for making movies for school but it would also be nice if the camera could take decent pictures.i have a price range from $100 to about $250 ,and i might be able to go above that but not by much.so any cameras you would recommend or to stay away from.
Topic by chrischavez | last reply
I was thinking of buying an external Camera for a laptop even though it already has an built in cam. I would like to use the external so that I can point it toward a table surface and use it for animation purposes. I was wondering, would the external interfere with the other? Thank you for your answers. -T.T :)
Topic by Treasure Tabby | last reply
I was wondering if there is a wireless camera you can make, get or buy. i want to make a wireless robot that will drive around and transmit video to my computer wirelessly. please help i wonder if there is a way to like convert a cheap webcam to a wireless one.
Question by ski4jesus | last reply
I have a disposable camera and I am trying to decide what to do with it. I know many of you would suggest a stun gun but that does not interest me. I like other high voltage stuff like teslacoils and stuff though. Oh on a side note ...(you should find this funny)...after I took it apart I was looking at the way it worked and I saw the leads going to the flash. I thought it was odd that it was not insulated and I accidentally touched it without the battery even being in (yes I know this does not matter). So in other words I already know what it would feel like as a stun gun. Give me some ideas. :)
Topic by jcaresheets
Well I'm getting a new camera and have come to the choosing part, basically the upper limit is Â£180 and I'm torn between two but also looking for other suggestions. It's to replace my fuji finepix S5600 that was stolen. my requirements are as so: *Min 10x optical zoom *Needs to have shutter speed adjustment of at least 15 seconds down to 1/2000th of a second *A decent amount of megapixels (6 or more) *Full aperture adjustments would be nice but up to F8.0 is acceptable *Built in flash *Preferably uses standard batteries like AA, unless it's canon, got a load of them already I've already Seen two I like, being most familiar with Fuji and canon drew me towards them. The Finepix S1000FD is the evolution of my older camera and the controls remain the same for the most part, Has 12x zoom which is better and 10 megapixels resolution... The canon SX100 is cheaper and only has 10x zoom, it does do slightly faster shutter speeds but it's a marginal difference, it also includes optical image stabilisation which would be nice, the fuji has no mention of this... Any other suggestions for potential cameras are very welcome, please help me choose between these two or others...
Topic by killerjackalope | last reply
Ok. So my birthday is coming up, and I want to get either a Nikon D3100 or a MacBook Air/Pro. I really can't decide which one I want more. I love photography and I don't have a DSLR, but I would also love a MacBook and I would probably use it quite a lot. I do already have a desktop, but I also have a point-and-shoot. I really need your help on which one I should get. Thank you in advance.
Topic by Ferrari576 | last reply
This isn't really a question as such. I have been looking at the news of the various attacks around the world recently and almost 100 % of the CCT camera footage is appalling. WHY? You can buy a 1080P gopro for a couple of hundred pounds. Why are these picture so bad.
Question by rickharris | last reply
I'm new to this sorry. I want to make a wireless contolled camera or some thing that use either the ps1 or n64 controllers. Like if you press X it will take the photo. I want to have a display near or on the controller so it can be viewed with out the camera. As well as a usb cable so it can plug directly into the pc. I know it sounds like a lot too but I have most of the parts.
Topic by squall_01 | last reply
I have a new Largan Digital Camera. There was no problem in the beginning, taking photos and downloading to the PC. The camera was getting charged and the red light goes on. The digital number of pictures snapped is also displayed. But unable to transfer the pictures to my PC. Checked the USB cable and even changed the USB cable. Downloaded the drivers again, but the problem continues. How to solve this problem? Any Help. Bhasker Raj Freelance writer and Autor India email: email@example.com
Topic by techmind48 | last reply
I've been trying to figure out how to make a camera obscura. i have seen a diagram of one but i can't find any instruction on how to make one. the cheapest one i've seen for sale is $198. i want one so i can use it to draw, so preferably a small camera obscura as opposed to room sized. does any one know how to make one or where i can get more information on doing so? thank you!!
Topic by jasmine_nora | last reply
Personally, I'm on the fence on whether or not these are a good idea in the first place. Should people be speeding in the first place? If yes, why? Having a large speed differential with the rest of the traffic can be quite a dangerous situation.... Why am I on the fence? Because we, in addition to the UK, are already an endemic surveillance society (allong with Russia and China) CITE - it's sad :(]. I'm also anti rfid ID (including the new US passports :/)http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/27/angry-drivers-torching-traffic-cameras-in-england/Apparently, the Luddite tradition of machine breaking is alive and well in its country of origin. According to a report, a group calling itself MAD -- or Motorists Against Detection -- have taken to setting autonomous traffic cameras ablaze across the United Kingdom, and are detailing their exploits on a website (of course). The group's "PR" claims they have been active since 2000, and have destroyed over 1000 roadside cameras. Says the group's leader, Capt. Gatso, "The vigilante anti-speed camera group have announced a summer of MADness which will see them target for destruction all speed cameras in the UK. It's now going to be a period of zero tolerance against all speed cameras." The gang of disgruntled drivers also plans a day of action called "National Cover-Up Your Number Plates Day." Guy Fawkes would be proud.Here's a website for the torched camerasI'm interested to hear the opinion of those of you in the UK... Of course, in addition to everyone else.. Opinions on speed cameras?
Topic by trebuchet03 | last reply
I have a (PC- LCD flat computer monitor, it is a Dell 17" that only has a VGA connector, and I have a First Alert Wireless Security Camera(s) two. Model: A-560. My question is, What accessories do I need to connect the wireless receiver to the monitor so I can monitor what is going on through the cameras. Thanking you for simple instructions on how to do this. And what to buy. you can E-Mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Again, Thanks
Topic by eljero | last reply
Hello geniuses! I found this post a while back over on boingboing about this guy who hooked up a very small digital camera to his cat's collar. The link is here: cat cameraI thought this was a cool idea and immediately headed over to amazon to buy the camera that this guy recommended and is shown in the tutorial. BUT now that I'm looking at the tutorial again, I realize it's way over my head as far as the electronics. So I'm putting this request out there for some electronics genius to make an instructable geared towards beginners. Parts list, etc...edit: In no way am I trying to take away from J. Perthold's original idea and design here. I just don't understand his directions, and thought an instructable based around this project would be a good idea and possibly be an improvement. Thanks to anyone who takes up this challenge.Cyen
Topic by cyenobite | last reply
I just got a Minolta XG-M Its a little dirty but works fine, is there anything I should check for. Also what type of external shutter thing would it use? It came with: Body Kit lens 50mm 1.4/f Extra lens 35-70mm 3.5/f w/ Macro 1:4 1:7 UV Skylight[1B] Any tips for cleaning I already cleaned the lenses with a micro-fiber cloth but the mirror and body is dirty. Also is there anyway I could get a manual
Topic by acer73 | last reply
I do ALOT of youtube videos, but I also need still good quality still pictures and my camera just died. I have a budget of around $400.00 and need something that takes HD video I would like something that either has an external mic jack or takes good audio, my subscribers complain of a high pitched whistle in my current videos (I cannot hear it) It would also be nice if it could be set up to stream directly to a computer, as I would like to record classes, and some of them are 8-12 hours. If the Contour +2 took still pictures I would compromise on the picture aspect because I shoot a lot of outdoor action stuff, and a waterproof helmet cam would be nice. Right now I use a Nikon S8000, and liked it, but it just wasn't durable (plus the sound issues) I know I am asking a lot, and will have to compromise something, but I cannot go over $400-$500 budget. Please recommend something you think would work
Topic by Daves Homestead | last reply
Hi...!!! I have a working Nokia 2690 and a Nokia 114 phone (both having working cameras). Can you guide me how can I use them to build a live CCTV camera (non-recording one) connected with my Laptop (by any means) so that I can see on my Laptop what is going outside the main gate of my home...? I would be really thankful for your advice and ideas.
Question by Deepu_ | last reply
I have no knowledge in electronics but I'd like to have a wearable camera that can record things in my perspective. Is it possible to remove the camera on your phone and convert it into a wearable camera? If I want sound to be recorded as well would I need something more? I've searched online for products that do this and they are quite expensive. Also, they are usually on sale abroad. Would anybody recommend a brand that is affordable for a student(or compare brands)? Or is making your own better? If I made my own, how would battery and powering work? Thank you!
Topic by hlai2 | last reply
Hello, Is it possible to make a pinhole lens for a compact digital camera? I mean an add-on; nothing that requires dismantling the camera. I've looked around on the internet and realise that it is easy to make a pinhole lens with a DSLR; I tried the same technique with my compact but the result is as shown. I don't mind experimenting further but I just thought that I would check if it is possible and worth pursuing ; and if not, why not? Thank you.
Question by FriendOfHumanity | last reply
Came across this interesting camera that fuses the images from multiple lenses. https://light.co/camera I suppose it is a "light field camera" as described here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-field_camera Any suggestions on possible solutions, or links to similar projects? Prefferable that uses lenses from disposed of smartphones.
Topic by mskogly | last reply
Automated pan/tilt surveillance system. Camera will be mounted under/inside a clear dome. Want to add Infra-Red spotlight. If light is mounted inside the dome with the camera, I'll have reflections from the inside surface of the dome causing a problem for the camera. Can't find a "non-reflective" spray coating but even if I do, it will affect the camera view (fuzzy picture) Anybody have any ideas ?
Question by retiredlawman | last reply
I just stumble on this link and i liked the idea. Its about a camera that was put on a colt and worked by pulling the trigger. http://ca.gizmodo.com/5803787/who-used-this-camera+equipped-colt-38 I was asking myself if anyone know how this mod could be made. I would like to see this on a paintball of a airsoft gun :) or other gadjet. Could be a digital camera, or something new :)
Topic by Zoukiny | last reply
Ive been studying the intertubes for a bit now and I cant seem to find an explanation on how a disposable camera flash works in detail. I mean I understand that it runs with two transformers, one at 300v output to charge the cap and the other to help discharge the payload through the xenon bulb run at 2000v output. but a transformer doesn't work with out a pulse or rapid continuous change in voltage. so how is it inverting to ac or am I missing something stupid
Topic by snowfox222 | last reply
First off I'll tell you to NOT TOUCH A CHARGED CAMERA CAPACITOR, IT HURTS. I had a disposible film camera that I took apart. How do I discharge it? If I cut one of the leads off the compacitor would it discharge or explode, damage the circuit board? How long would it take to self discharge?
Topic by popit | last reply
So I was looking for a clean looking motorcycle helmet with a camera sort of like the Go Pro but I wanted it to be embedded in the helmet. And I came across the Momentum Pro helmet which is still in the pre-order phase and it can't be shipped to my country anyway. So what sort of materials do I need to build one like the Momentum. or at least of decent resemblance? Thanks in advance.
Question by LearD1 | last reply
Hi! I got something to show! Just see the pictures below it's an camera. My friend got its form a bus i think it's a security camera. He just snatched it out from the bus cause it's wires was disconnected from the bus. Then he gave it to me but i can't figure out the way i can use it so i thought of asking you people first before taking any action. this camera has three wires out two are power cables with 12 volts DC input and one "VO" wire is also there it's yellow in color i think it's video out but i don't know where to connect it. Can any one give me the simplest way for connecting it to my T.V ? OR ANY OTHER WAY ?
Question by ubdussamad | last reply
Hi everyone, I am in desperate need of your help! I have a camera that I need to record for around 2 hours. I have a big enough SD card and enough battery power BUT the camera (due to import regulations) is restricted to only filming 29 minutes of footage at a time! I've had a think about several ways to get round this but to no avail. It's a Sony camera which means they are they strict about letting the user customise the settings. No firmware or hacking kit here. :/ I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about making a small device that could 'pinch' the record button at half hour intervals or maybe pinch it twice at 20 minute intervals. Once to stop recording and once to start again. It can be powered by USB if needed and also, needs to be fairly light (around 50g). If anyone thinks they could help me or even help make a device (due to a huge lack in electronics intellect), that would be great. If anyone wants to know what I'm doing with my camera....well I'm sending it into near Space. Have a look: www.joshingtalk.com You could have your device sent to near Space too and be one of the first people to ever do this.... Thanks, Josh.
Topic by JoshingTalk | last reply