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Do you know if you can still record video with a camera taken out of a phone? If so, how? Answered

Me and my friend are doing a project. Help?

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rickharris
rickharris

Best Answer 8 years ago

More then likely not - BUT small cheap 10$ keychain video cameras are easily available - Ebay.

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hmfoster
hmfoster

Answer 8 years ago

i need it to fly in a remote control helicopter and a phone is too heavy. But i am interested in those keychain video cameras. Do you think they will work with what i'm doing?

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 8 years ago

Youtube says yes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzBGhGdrj0Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJsUsuElsUQ&feature=fvsr

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jamngary
jamngary

Answer 8 years ago

What is the weight of the keychain camera, because I couldn't find it anywhere.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

They are small and lightweight so they should probably work fine. Of course it depends on the size and power of your helicopter, but I know its been done! ;)

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jamngary
jamngary

8 years ago

I am doing the project with him, and the helicopter is a heli-Q helicopter and it is about a foot & a quarter in length. It is pretty powerful, can go over two stories high, although I don't know exactly how much it can hold. Hope it helps!

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hmfoster
hmfoster

8 years ago

@rick harris: what is the link for the keychain video cameras?

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lemonie
lemonie

8 years ago

If the camera doesn't work now to capture video, then it isn't going to work again.

L

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Phone cameras are very difficult, if not impossible, to reintegrate into your own camera.

Steve

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

Answer 8 years ago

I think that may be the Holy Grail of hardware hacks. Everyone dreams about pulling the camera out of a cell phone and using it as a camera. Or extracting the display, and using it as a... display. Or extracting the GPS receiver, and using it as a GPS receiver.  Erm... in any case, there are legends... rumors... but I am unsure if anyone has every actually accomplished such a feat.   

The dang pins are always so tiny!  That's not to mention the sparse documentation.  And there are certainly  other pitfalls sure to be found along the way.  There might even be ROUSes.
;-)