Intro: $10 Cube-A-Scope, DIY Cheap Boroscope
The year is 2012, the Great Cube War of Call Center Six has all but decimated productivity. You need an edge, I way to give you the upper hand. You need to achieve victory! Behold, The Cube-A-Scope 5000! When not in use gathering reconnaissance and protecting your boarders, The Cube-A-Scope can function as a standard webcam! In fact, the Cube-A-Scope can be had for as little as FREE!!! That's right, advancement in modern manufacturing have all but eliminated the middle man. Teams of researchers have spent countless hours toiling over top secret documents to make this technology available for the public! XDXDXD
On a more serious note, I had some much fun playing with the cam, I almost forgot to publish the Instuctable. You can build this the way I did, or you could have the cables zip tied(*note zip tying will give the same result but save a lot of time)
Step 1: Tools
The tools I used were:
Lamp with flex neck
Step 2: Lamp
Remove the Flex neck from your parts lamp.
Save the nuts!
Step 3: Gaining Access
If not soldering, Skip ahead.
Gain access to you webcams main connection point, be careful webcams are put together with some sort of magic that only super glue can fix XD
Take note of wire placement, De-solder wires.
Step 4: Feeding the Snake
Feed your usb cable though the Flex tube.
Step 5: Making Thing Lighter
Cut a hole where the original USB cable entered the webcam.
Step 6: Attaching Nubs and What Not
Feed the wire and flex though the hole you just made. Use the nuts you saved to attach the cam to the flex tube. Add a 'nub' to to keep your solders strong :)
Step 7: Enjoying Near Completion
On the other side of the flex tube attach some sort of handle. It helps to balance the Webcam, and give you a good place to hold on to. I used PVC So that I can add length segments at any point.
Step 8: 3,2,1 Done!
Enjoy your 'new' Webcam! Let me know what you all think, I loooove comments :)