spy cam

Http://www.riccibitti.com/witnesscam/abstract.htm    how to edit this circuit and remove motion sensing and speaker parts and make it as spy cam.

Topic by kmohan 7 years ago


Spy Cam?

I have this circuit from an old $20 camera (pic sucks, I was lazy so I used my scanner lol) anyway it requires a computer to capture video (it only holds pictures without one) Is there a way to capture video from it without a computer on me? I'd love to use it as a "spy" cam.....

Topic by acer5050 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


web cam

I have a web cam which i would like to be able to plug it in to a tv through the yellow video in connector. how could i do this. do i have to build a converter. i would have to power the camera with a 9 volt battery.

Topic by chrischavez 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Backup Cams

So, I was talking about homemade backup cameras for a car. And the question of legality came up. Do they have to be shut off whenever you're in drive, if so, how do the wireless ones that you can buy turn off when you get out of reverse?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Puppy Cam

Http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shiba-inu-puppy-cam

Topic by iMac 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Action Cams

Hi all, This is kind of an Outdoors/Tech thread. I work for a nature center and I am developing a watercraft program on our river. To help promote it, I would like to purchase some action cams to mount on canoes and kayaks, and post the videos and images on Facebook and Youtube. I have a $300 budget for these cameras. Ideally, I would like to be able to purchase two cams, including memory and additional accessories (mounts). However, I know that a good quality camera can be pricey, so if absolutely necessary, I will cut this down to one cam. If you are miraculously able to suggest a cam that is priced so that I can buy more than two, I would be amazed and eternally grateful. I do have some requirements: - Waterproof (Preferred camera is waterproof in itself, though an inexpensive case would be fine) - Durable - High Quality Image and video (If the video is shaky, what's the point?) - 2 Hour battery life, though 1-1.5 would be acceptable These are not required though I really would prefer them -View Screen (A lot of these cams have to be plugged into a computer or synced with a smart phone to view. Not great.) - Removable Battery to switch out if one dies. Do you have any recommendations within this price range? Also, what kind of memory would you suggest for about 1-2 hours of footage per camera? Thanks

Topic by Blinktwice 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


web cam to the T.V.

Hey ive been trying to hook up a web cam to the T.V.(later to a monitor) and i dont know where the wires go to. ive been trying to figure it out by what i know already but its no good and do i need anything else?what do they go to?

Question by monkey bomb 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cat-cam revisited

Well when I was scrolling through the forums I saw the thread "cat cam" i remembering seeing it once but i didn't comment on it. But anyways that would be awesome. But would there be any way to put it on the cat without it weighing them down? W-burg (I called you that because i don't know how to spell your name) I will remove this if you want me to. Also would this be possible?

Topic by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


hyper cam for mac?

Well so i like making linerider videos and putting them on youtube. So is their a program for mac that i can take videos like a hyper cam?

Topic by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Hyper Speed Cams

Ok heres my problem im making some videos and i was wondering how can u make a video go slow mo ~does any one have any software for this? ~is it possible ~can i do this without hyper speed cams? Thanks Peace~ Zero

Topic by zero0928 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Web/Helmet Cam

Does anybody know of anyway to turn an Xbox 360 webcam into a motocross helmet camera? I Don't need mounting ideas I just need to know how to make it into a camera with a record button and plug it into my computer when im done

Topic by kris142 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fish Cams with a difference

I've just posted my 1st instructable :) which is a Fish speed trap I've installed in my aquarium. I'm tempted to install a Speed camera as well but that will take some time to figure out lol.The interactive site is called Burp the Frog (for obvious reasons lol)

Topic by Photosbykev 9 years ago


USB Cam to Coaxial?

I have several old USB webcams and it seems the you can get them pretty cheaply now. I would like to hook them up to old school CCTV monitors with coaxial connectors. I don't know if it's possible. I was wondering if I could cut the USB cable off and add a coaxial cable and connector. If so, how. I know I'm going to need a separate power supply but I don't know how many volts, if it should be DC or AC, and where to hook this supply up to.

Topic by felixtito 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


CAD/CAM SOFTWARE?

Hello, i am T.Y. Mech Engg. student. I want to know how software's like PRO/E are made. I mean how do they create the graphics (links of free download available graphics library's would be appreciated). Also how do they connect that(graphics) with their kernel? I know c++ already, which else languages or concepts do i need to know to create such a software? Also i would like to know how FEA is integrated in these software's. Expecting detailed reply's from all the experienced people who have worked on PARASOLID or Granite (PTC) or any other CAD/CAM software!

Question by coepian 7 years ago


CAD CAM Instructables

Hi everyone Just wanted to get some thoughts about instructables using computer aided drawing, computer aided machining. I want to do a series on using CAD to make projects but I find it difficult to make a heap of screen shots and instructions into something that is interesting or "Instructable worthy"  (read BORING) . I know videos are good but in many schools videos are blocked and band width problems can make videos a pain in this part of the world. Also unless you have the same software that I'm using the instructable will be of little use to you. So I was thinking I would use free software and have links to download it. Also the instuctables would be about making a real project ,rather than just a tutorial on how to use the software. I personally get a little annoyed with an instructable that is.... step one download stl file step two send to 3d printer step  three  your done   So is there anything else that would make a CAD CAM Instructable something you would want to read? Thanks

Topic by liquidhandwash 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Spy cam from built-in laptop Web cam

Looking for a way to use one of the small Web cams from a laptop to create a spy cam. Just wondering if anyone has done this before? The cameras that are in laptops are super small. Surface mount. I like how small these cams are. Anyone have any info or ideas please let me know?

Topic by mrchuck151 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how can i make a cheap digital camera?

I have been looking out to make digital cam. but have been unsuccessful to find proper parts and stuff for it so ,i wish you to help me by giving proper instructions and proper stuff for making a digital camera

Question by vagbond 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Idea for flip cam "real" steady cam. How about this for a "real" steady cam. The flip cam is tiny in mass and volume.?

Why not use the head motor from a VHS recorder.If the rotational inertia is not enough, perhaps some bolts around the perimeter of the head, the assembly would have some type of handle attached to the camera (bicycle hand grip) the vhs motor attached to the bottom of the handle, battery pack to attach to belt?

Question by naic98 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is there a way to build a flashlight spy cam?

I want to build one of these on the cheap.http://gizmodo.com/344069/flashlight-dvr-perfect-for-spiesI was wondering if I could mod a 4GB mini pen spy camcorder usb flash recorder in a flashlight.I would also need to extend the battery life of the camera, because the camera would run out of battery before filling up the memory.I would like it to turn on when I press the on button of the flashlight.I also wonder if I could instead add several of them instead of having to mod the power and have a toggle switch and possible indicator when power goes out.By the way I'll be using an led flashlight

Question by CarolinaGhostHunter 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



How do I put a 4 plex security cam system on motion detection system?

I have a system from supercircuits with a 4 cam color quad processor and a 1280 hr time lapse VCR recording and I would like to hook it up to a motion detector on each cam and replace the VCR with a Presidian PDR 3222 DVD recorder. Also having trouble with DVD Recorder not opening to insert a DVD. It would be a great great help if someone can help me with problem? I am not very tecnacial so any pic or video would be a great help if possible. Thank you for any help in advance.

Question by madrasi 9 years ago


how to develop a much advanced Spy cam using a normal Spy pen without increasing the quality?

The normal Spy pen, is there a way that i can make it control in a better way.. like using a separate switch to choose between video, camera and audio, and in the mean time, can i transmit the data using a separate mini transmitter?

Question by nsach3 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



can i change a wireless security camera to wired?

Question by drelliott66 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago



i need a 2.5mm 3 ring cable to VGA or RCA or possibly even usb? Answered

I found a rear view camera that has a 2.5mm 3 prong ring and i want to some how use it as a webcam or something like that.

Question by nbagf 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


so I am trying to make a cheap camera to monitor my baby sitter.

 I have a webcam teddy bear but I need a DVR or some wireless system that can operate a Short distends away to record at least eight hours of video. Please help.

Question by maddogmal 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Building a signal amplifier for An x10 Camera?

I have an x10 Wireless camera system, and it comes with a Video Receiver that just hooks up the the tv with the Yellow video cable and uses a tiny little flat  antenna. Is there anyway to make a signal amplifier that can pick up video from long distances? Please send some advice my way, thanks.   Or even ..is there a site that has them for relatively cheap?

Topic by valmont325 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Portable DVR for helmet-cam.

Is it possible to add an A/V input to an old VHS-C camcorder?? I have a helmet-cam but don't have something that I can record to. My digital camcorder doesn't have a/v or d/v input. I could just buy a new camera or dvr but hey, its much more fun trying to hack something old... obviously.

Topic by sof.tpy.ram.ids 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


calibrate a monitor with a web cam?

Good day be possible to calibrate a PC monitor with a webcam?

Topic by Hidalgo1977 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


use cam from RC helicopter

I found a MJX T40C in my backyard. How can I use the cam without the helicopter? What voltage does it use? Thanx in advance! Taeke

Topic by tkonig 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to mod a web cam for making it rotate?

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.

Question by muhammajunaid 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need Ideas for Gears and Cams Project for School

Im sitting in my CAD class right now looking for ideas for this project. anyone have any suggestions? this is a high school project so nothing to difficult (but not to simple).

Topic by REA 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Help building Motorcycle Gyro Cam

This is what a gyro cam on a motorcycle looks like, great hey!, but they are currently too expensive for mere mortals to buy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOt78MB5vM&feature;=player_embedded Ive been asking for help from my local RC club and a close friend who is a plane engineer & flies RC helicopters, all say this cant be done so im coming here for help cos I know Instructables members know how to do it. My Skills - No electronics or RC experience, but I do make lots of engineering parts on my garage mill and lots of stuff from carbonfibre. My Plan - Was to buy a RC helicopter gyro, servo's, gears & linkage etc and build a platform that could rotate a small bullet cam to be level with the horizon.  But my RC club says it cant be done, so now I dont know what to try. Can anybody help suggest what bare components I need to start experimenting?

Topic by ant... 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


IR Tracking

Does anybody know of any program that uses a modified webcam that only sees ir lightso that it can do this ide use the program in the video but it requires a wii mote and blu tooth and if possible could it track multiple points

Topic by chrischavez 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how can i hack traffic cams? ?

 how can i hack traffic cams?

Question by shotgun666 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


need info on slow mo cams!?

I broke my last camera so i have decided to step up my options with my next one... i want a camera with high speed options.... preferably something that can show the path of a dart. any help is good... what price range is cheapest, what frame speed do i need... how do i use the slow motion option...

Question by redsuit09 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is anyone selling the psp go!cam Answered

I have found alot of go!cam for sale but i want a black one. Its part number is psp-450. If you have any links those will help to

Question by shawntherobot 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


is there a way to deasemble a usb cam to connect to a small screen??

I'm trying to make nightvision goggles, so I want to use mij old webcam from my pc to be the registration divice of mij goggles. an a small screen to look at the view

Question by a_k_a__wolfboy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can i convert a USB web cam into a wireless web cam?

I want step -by-step instructions on how can i convert a USB web cam into a wireless Camera. If at all possible i would like to have maximum wireless range for the web cam.

Question by muhammajunaid 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Milling PCBs with grbl?

Hi everyone. Ive just finished my little mill, and it works great, its ardunio based running grbl control software. I thought it would be cool to mill PCBs  so I downloaded fritzing, designed a PCB and Im now stuck, as I need something to output an NC Gcode to the mill. Fritzing can output a few different formats, pdf, svg, and grber. I have got Vcarve but it doesn’t like  fritzings pdfs, I can import grber file into grbl, but the scale is wrong and the trace looks like its full of errors. Can anyone recommend a PCB design package that is compatible with grbl?

Question by liquidhandwash 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


can you use a sanyo vpc s1415 as a web cam?

Can you use a sanyo vpc s1415 as a web cam, and if so how

Question by miky19522 7 years ago


NIKON COOLPIX L3 as a web cam?

Is there any way to turn my NIKON COOLPIX L3 into a webcam?

Topic by kojimagtr 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Does A Mechanical Iris's Cam Wheel Size Matter? Answered

I would like to know if a Mechanical Iris's Cam Wheel Size dictates how much the shutters close.  Please and thanks.

Question by cod289722 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DIY digital camera to web cam

Hi guys. I want to use my digital camera as a web camera so I can skype. I saw all these adaptors online but I was wondering if it was possible to make a DIY adaptor. Any ideas? I kind of on budget. :) I think there is some kind of circuit.

Topic by TobaTobias 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


knex rollercoaster cart with a cam built in

knex have made a new micro knex rollercoaster cart that as a camura built in!!! the cart has a cam on the bottem of the front of the car and comes with a computer lead witch you plug into the bottem of the cart to see a video if your rollercoasters pov( not so sure what pov means bit it is what the front passenger on a rollercoaster sees when riding) on your computer!!! i found all this out from the gadget show on TV. i dont know how much it will cost or when its coming out or if it is only coming in sets ok i have found out this set has been out for a long time in the USA but i live in the UK  and had no idea it was this old.     

Topic by slithien 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bluetooth cam using iPod display?

I'm looking for an instructable (or help) to set up a portable camera and display.  I don't know if this is currently feasible, but I would like to use my iPod Touch as a display for a small, battery operated camera.  Wondering if a Bluetooth connection might work.  Wondering if a cel phone might work as a remote camera.  I want this to help me easily back-up my truck and connect to my trailer.  Also to put camera on a stick and put it into walls, attics and crawl spaces in order to see into difficult places.  Also to put on some kind of snake and pass into sewer pipes, etc.  Is there such thing as a Bluetooth transmitter that would work with a battery and a ccd cam? Thanks in advance

Topic by cologadgets 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Help needed to convert a mobile cam into a multitouch? Answered

I have a old mobile phone with a camera, how to use it to develop it as a multi touch sensor/pad?

Question by animaxter 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Wireless printer ports to support USB cams

What I would like to see is a mod for one of those little wireless printer port boxes, you know, the ones that you hook up to a USB printer to make it wireless... Anyway, the mod would be to allow it to take a web cam instead of a printer and turn your web cam into a wireless cam that can be placed anywhere. The mod would have to be less expensive than buying the typical wireless cam (~$150.00). Has anyone ever attempted to do this? Would someone like the challenge?? For all us financially limited folks out here, you would be praised and raised to god-like status.... =)

Topic by Pazzerz 10 years ago