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2.4Ghz Mini Wireless Camera

Hello, Does any one know the brand name of the camera pictured in the tutorial? I have been looking to buy a USB wireless camera and I can't find anythng on line at all. I thought I could go direct to the manufacturer if I knew the brand name. Nothing on Ebay for weeks now. Anyone know where I can buy one?


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#2  

This looks like a possible Wireless Webcam

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If it has a PC driver that ARC can recognise it will be very handy. Slightly costly however

#3  

Hi Guys, i have been looking for weeks now to no avail. Does anyone have a clue as to were to get a Konig or for that matter any USB wireless webcam. I have really looked and the only place to get them is overseas and they want $79.00 + shipping. This is really a bummer because I really want my robot to be able to see. All the wireless USB hubs I have bought (3) and retruned all, do not support cameras or mics (bet you didn't know that). Anyway does anyone have a solution to this delimma? Roger the bookmaker

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#4  

I found this cheap IP camera with pan and tilt!

I have vaguely read in these forums of people using IP cameras with ARC but I seem to remember that not all IP cameras have windows webcam drivers.

#5  

I do not beleive an IP cam will work. May be DJ could chime in and let us know.

#6  

Hi Boomaker,

Here is where to get the camera: http://www.pludeal.com/wireless-camera_c10

It cost $50US, free shipping. They sell Red, Blue and black, but make sure that you buy the blue since I bought a red and found out that the circuit was different than the one on DJ's tutorial and also had night vision.(Though I figured out how to make it work with the ez-b)

Nick

#7  

Will those work on Windows7 64 bit? The package says Windows XP and Vista.

#8  

Maybe one of these and one of these cameras? At best i think i found 32bit windows7 compatibility. The others that say specifically 64bit and windows7 have larger receivers and separate PS.

#9  

Nick, You are my bestes buddy from now on. I have been looking for a month now. It took all of five minutes after I read you post to have ordered it. I have tried every other option out there and this seems to be the only one that does the job. Thank you so very much. It sounds like I may need a tutorial from you to get it going. Many thanks from Roger the bookmaker

#10  

No problem Bookmaker. It's all for one and one for all.;)

#11  

Hay Nick, I just noticed that this camera is a different brand. That explains the different Circuit. Another thing I noticed is that there is no USB dongle pictured. I assume that it does come with one? Can you verify that? Thanks, Roger the bookmaker

#15  

Nicolson, I received my camera and it is almost identical to the Konig. Where did you tap into the on off switch? I can't seem to find the correct soder joint.

#16  

Hi Bookmaker sorry for not responding earlier, I was so busy that I did not check the forum. To turn on the switch with the ez-b, you will need to solder 2 wires to the terminals of the on/off push-button, one wire on each terminal. if you short the push-button by temporarly connecting these 2 wires for 2 or 3 seconds, the camera will turn on. So what you need to do is to get the ez-b to short them for you with the set digital. To do so simply take these wires to the ez-b, connect the red wire to a digital port and the green wire to ground (see the picture), then temporarly turn the set digital port on for 2 or 3 seconds then off, and your camera will stay on!

To charge the battery, I connected 2 other wires directly from the battery terminal to one of the 5 volts output of the ez-b and ground.

If you need futher clarification, please keep in touch.

Nick

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Synthiam
#17  

Using the fancy new search feature, i found this thread that has pics of where to solder wires onto the camera

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#18  

Thanks, That does clear things up however this brand of camera is 3.3 volts not 5V. By the way, where is the fancy new search feature?

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Synthiam
#20  

It is 3.3v, but we're all running it off the 5v supply from the EZ-B. Seems to work just fine

#21  

why are you guys looking for other usb cameras when DJ sells them here on his site?

#22  

Note the date on the posts. Back then DJ did not have them and at times they were very hard to find on e-bay. DJ, as usual, has solved the problem.

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Synthiam
#23  

We are close to being able to post cameras as being in stock again. Once we're caught up with orders, we will be able to maintain a steady inventory.