Is it possible to make an external webcam from these parts?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by jrk190, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. jrk190
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    jrk190 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I have an internal webcam from a laptop, a usb, and a soldering iron, and I was wondering if I could make an external webcam. The camera is from inside a Dell Vostro 1520.
     
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    What do you mean by a USB? If the internal webcam was connected to the laptop's USB bus, then yes, you could. However if this is not the case you will need a controller inbetween, a DSP or CPLD.
     
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    Whatever the case I dont think it is really worth it apart from the fun of making it work most laptop webcams are quite bad and you can get a similar usb webcam for not much money so if you are going to do this it will only be for the fun of soldering it.
     
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    I thought someone provided a great answer to the same question on Ask GBAtemp.
    http://gbatemp.net/m-ask?action=question&id=3665&title=make-usb-webcam-using-soldering-iron-internal-webcam-soldering-iron-possible