Make your own tracking webcam with a Usb Missile Launcher.
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Step 1: Hack and Modify Usb Missile Launcher
You need to modify the PAN / TILT system for better move.
Before mod :
Pan : 340 Â° in 17 seconds
Tilt : 45 Â° in 2 seconds.
initialisation neutral position : 9 seconds
pan 355Â° and tilt around 70Â°
Step 2: Detail of Pan Switch
2 switch for end pan.
Step 3: Cut the Pan Contact
cut the pan contact ( green in red circle ). Be careful ... if you break it .... turn turn turn
Step 4: Tilt Modification
Unscrew the "gun" part, and keep carefully the motor and little switch ( no use in this mod .. but may be use for Camera or other contact).
Step 5: Change Tilt
use the white wheel to make a big new one .. use hot glue.
Cut black plastic, for maximum move
Step 6: Add a Webcam ..
So, now add a webcam ....
Step 7: Outdoor Box
To make a outdoor box, use a plastic fish aquarium. And a plastic bottle.
Step 8: How to Outdoor Box ..
Use a CD cake box ... glu, rubber, whit paint ....
Step 9: Cut Box
cut the cakebox and fix it with hard glu. Put a rubber around the fish tank.
Dont forget some hole for Usb cable. Fix the tank to the bottle with big screw ...
Step 10: Look How It Run ...
So, now you can use Roborealm software, to make a tracking program .... like this mine