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My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« on: February 13, 2010, 09:39:31 pm »
I am a sucker for electronic gadgets, it uses micro sd cards.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 09:52:42 pm »
Just ordered one.  How freaking cool! :cheers:

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 09:57:36 pm »
Just ordered one.  How freaking cool! :cheers:

Get the one that needs a micro SD card they are better read this:
http://www.chucklohr.com/808/
He explains how camera #3 is the best of the bunch.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 10:44:15 pm »

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 11:20:37 pm »
Here's the one I bought:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370334942101
It's the same one I got, I want to strap mine to a toy car or plane this guy used a rocket:
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 03:10:55 am »
If the thing has a time lapse feature, you should attach it your cat's collar. I saw something where someone modified a digital camera to take a pic every few minutes or so. There is a totally secret life that outdoor cats live. Either that, or kidnap a squirrel and see what they do all day.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 06:16:55 am »
There is a totally secret life that outdoor cats live. Either that, or kidnap a squirrel and see what they do all day.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 06:53:47 am »
If the thing has a time lapse feature, you should attach it your cat's collar. I saw something where someone modified a digital camera to take a pic every few minutes or so. There is a totally secret life that outdoor cats live. Either that, or kidnap a squirrel and see what they do all day.
I saw this aswell and i got a small usb sized stick thats the same as this keyvhain camera (altho i think this camera has better quality altho ive only tested my cam in poorly lit places)
Just to do the cat cam :)

Didn't workout tho as the cats hair got in the way then my sister took the cat to her new house so i never got to test it properly.

But here are the photos from the original cat cam
http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/pe_cc_u.htm

I wish i could do this with the little video cam i have but i got no cat now :(

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 07:45:15 am »
If the thing has a time lapse feature, you should attach it your cat's collar. I saw something where someone modified a digital camera to take a pic every few minutes or so. There is a totally secret life that outdoor cats live. Either that, or kidnap a squirrel and see what they do all day.

This cam also takes stills.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 09:32:57 am »
If the thing has a time lapse feature, you should attach it your cat's collar. I saw something where someone modified a digital camera to take a pic every few minutes or so. There is a totally secret life that outdoor cats live. Either that, or kidnap a squirrel and see what they do all day.

This cam also takes stills.

Ahh, so you could modify it to take a pic at a set time (using some simple extra stuff) and have it be a cute cat cam! Just whatever you do, don't turn it into a penis-cam! Last thing you need is for your mum to die of embarasment!
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 10:43:04 am »
kidnap a squirrel and see what they do all day.

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Something like that, I imagine.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 10:11:35 pm »
my girlfriend and I said the same thing to the first vid "this looks like a japanese upskirt vid"

just remember if you do that, its legal if you dont record sound!
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 10:24:45 pm »
LOL this is awesome. I just bought 3 of em.

I want to put one on my sons derby car this year! Another for model rockets, and I'm sure I'll find a bunch more uses for them!

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 10:43:54 pm »
my girlfriend and I said the same thing to the first vid "this looks like a japanese upskirt vid"

just remember if you do that, its legal if you dont record sound!

lol really?

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2010, 05:10:01 am »
Yeah it's cause silent film isn't covered under the particular federal law but some states don't allow this where other states do aslong as 1 party consents aka if ur recording it then it's legal.

This is my limited knowledge on the subject from the American system.

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2010, 08:46:32 am »
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wow.... good to know hahah

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2010, 09:06:59 am »
Info on the recordings:
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2010, 02:14:02 pm »
Very cool - just ordered one.

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2010, 02:43:40 pm »
my girlfriend and I said the same thing to the first vid "this looks like a japanese upskirt vid"

just remember if you do that, its legal if you dont record sound!
You shouldn't be saying that. Laws vary state to state and outside the US as well.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2010, 02:44:53 pm »
I want one!

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2010, 03:31:17 pm »
That guy's camera website is one long page with an encylopedia's worth of information.

Simple question: Which one do I buy and where?
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2010, 07:41:22 pm »
my girlfriend and I said the same thing to the first vid "this looks like a japanese upskirt vid"

just remember if you do that, its legal if you dont record sound!
You shouldn't be saying that. Laws vary state to state and outside the US as well.
This is the one I got:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160391772415&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

It is cam #3 on that guys page with all the info, he said #3 are better built.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2010, 07:42:34 pm »
I have desperately been trying to come up with a reason to order one of these and so far since can't think of one. 

Might be fun to toss one on the dash and film some of the panhandlers.

 :dunno

Small enough to fit inside a pinball machine that would make a cool vid.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2010, 10:37:52 pm »
This is the one I got:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160391772415&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

It is cam #3 on that guys page with all the info, he said #3 are better built.
Oh hell, under $13 with shipping? *CLICK*
Done!
Worst case, I use it as a webcam.
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2010, 12:42:39 am »
I have desperately been trying to come up with a reason to order one of these and so far since can't think of one. 

Might be fun to toss one on the dash and film some of the panhandlers.

 :dunno

I'm taking mine on my next trip to vegas  >:D

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2010, 12:44:30 am »
Cool looking gadget that. Just bought 2. Figure I'll stick one to the bottom of my remote helicopter and take a closer look at the roof. Then if I crash and damage the camera (more than likely) I have a spare.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2010, 08:51:13 am »
You shouldn't be saying that. Laws vary state to state and outside the US as well.

Well I'm not claiming to be a lawyer and dispensing legal advice, so it shouldnt be taken as such; I'm just an ---uvula--- on a forum being a smart ass :)
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2010, 03:24:42 pm »
Just wanted to share that I bought from eletech086 and as soon as I paypaled payment, I got a positive feedback, and then less than 5 hours later the item is marked as shipped! wow!
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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2010, 04:55:17 pm »
What kind of batteries does this take?  The auction says it lasts about 2 hours...

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2010, 08:47:25 am »
What kind of batteries does this take?  The auction says it lasts about 2 hours...

Probably a rechargeable one that recharges via the USB port.  I've recently gotten several do-dads that do exactly that.

I wonder how this one would do?  It's cheap enough.

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2010, 10:35:23 am »
Peale, it looks like that one just snaps stills.

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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2010, 10:57:54 am »
So how hard would it be to rig one of these to a motion detector and a timer so that it recorded for, say, 5 minutes every time it detected someone... er.... opening a door?




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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2010, 12:26:30 pm »
Just ordered mine, I don't have a remote plane/helicopter but I'm thinking of getting into hobby rocketry (whatever the hell its called!).  Would be cool to take pics of the entire trip.

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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2010, 12:28:09 pm »
So do these things record sound?  I can't see the videos (blocked).

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2010, 03:16:29 pm »
Yes they record sound. Yes the camera is "pinhole" style, so it should see through a vent if placed close enough to the opening.

Haruman, why is PBJ's desire to use it for security a bad thing?
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2010, 03:18:16 pm »
Yes they record sound. Yes the camera is "pinhole" style, so it should see through a vent if placed close enough to the opening.

Haruman, why is PBJ's desire to use it for security a bad thing?


I don't think he wants it for security, lol.   ;D

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2010, 03:57:02 pm »
So how hard would it be to rig one of these to a motion detector and a timer so that it recorded for, say, 5 minutes every time it detected someone... er.... opening a door?

That's exactly what I was hoping for.  

A couple jobs ago, one of my coworkers had someone getting on one of the lab computers after he left for the day, surfing 'inappropriate' websites.  For fun, he setup a webcam and some software that detected motion and then started recording just like you described.  He also captured the surf history, etc.  Sure enough he forwards me the videos of some cleaning crew dude with a vacuum on his back getting on the computer and searching for things like 'paladas vaginas'.   :laugh2:  The intense look on his face as he viewed the pages was so damn funny.  
I've also had stuff disappear from my desk at work many times.  Would be nice to bust someone with a motion detecting cam like that.

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2010, 06:17:36 pm »
So how hard would it be to rig one of these to a motion detector and a timer so that it recorded for, say, 5 minutes every time it detected someone... er.... opening a door?




You want something like this camera:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.32022

It works by single presses of the power button & record button. Also you can run it in sound trigger mode, a 60db sound will trigger the record mode. The keychain one needs the power button held down to power on & the record button needs to be pressed for 3 sec before video starts recording.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2010, 06:22:03 pm »
I've also had stuff disappear from my desk at work many times.  Would be nice to bust someone with a motion detecting cam like that.
You should hide the cam in a wooden duck--I mean mallard.
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« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2010, 12:34:45 am »
Here's the one I bought:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370334942101
It's the same one I got, I want to strap mine to a toy car or plane this guy used a rocket:



I was viewing the thread from work so I never saw the vid, nice job, makes me want to really try it.