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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:
General
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Bits/(Pixel*Frame)  : 1.106
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Audio
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.

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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2010, 10:54:55 pm »
The two cameras I ordered last week arrived in Aus today. They work pretty damn well. For anyone wandering about file sizes the stills I've taken range from 200KB - 300KB and the video is about 12MB for 10s, 21MB for 20s, 273MB for 3m11s. Looks like you should be able to get 10minutes footage on a 1GB MicroSD card.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2010, 11:16:35 pm »
Ordered one on the 14th and got it today. Overall, pretty happy with it.

My video quality doesn't seem to be quite as good as the ones featured in this thread, but I've only tested it indoors, so I'm not sure if it's just a low-light issue or not. Colors seem a little oversaturated.

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2010, 03:32:48 pm »
Hmm, I have yet to receive mine.
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« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2010, 03:36:41 pm »
I ordered one yesterday.  Going to attach it to my model rockets...   :cheers:

I've got a friend that has RC cars and helicopters, will put it on those, too. 

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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2010, 05:14:31 pm »
ditto. Ordere dmine on the 14th and I am still waiting... I think it got stuck in customs. I shouldve looked for a US based seller. :(

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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2010, 03:14:03 pm »
Got mine today. I think I'm charging it right now. I'm not sure if it is chargning :dunno  I LOVE the engrish that came with this thing. I didn't realize all the extra uses this thing had:

"It has small contour design, which does UV spray finishing for the whole body." - No more need for sun block!

"When you charge it, green light and red light will bright simultaneously, of which states are stillness." - It helps you with your meditation! (btw, all I see is one orange light ???)

"Notice: when battery power is not enough, K808 will enter into protection mode, so it cannot be turn on. Now, please charge for it." - Sounds like my ex!


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« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2010, 03:20:49 pm »
Green + Red = Orange when adding LED lights.

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2010, 06:30:38 pm »
Well, if orange means charging... mine's STILL charging.

The instruction booklet mentions software on a CD. I got no CD. Do any of you know where to download it?
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« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2010, 08:38:11 pm »
"Notice: when battery power is not enough, K808 will enter into protection mode, so it cannot be turn on. Now, please charge for it." - Sounds like my ex!

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2010, 10:32:28 am »
Finally, got mine in.
I did some searching and found this huge honkin thread about this camera.
Looks like you can install a webcam driver for it on this page
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?s=a9d9ccb7b3595c2418a31363edf93556&t=1115052&page=134

EDIT: It appears this driver is not needed unless you want to use it as a web cam.
FOund alot more info here: http://www.chucklohr.com/808/

Mine are still charging and I don't have any micro sd's here at work with me, so I won't be able to test until this evening.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2010, 06:12:05 pm »
Now I need to buy a cat harness or cat hat.

(PS: I dont think it has a charging indicator. that light is always on)
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2010, 02:04:38 pm »
got mine yesterday - super cool. 

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« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2010, 04:23:32 pm »
After seeing mine, all the guys here at work want some. They are planning a group buy lol

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« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2010, 09:35:33 pm »
wow this is awesome. I could record tournament videos without hogging around random expensive cameras  :cheers:

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« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2010, 10:21:56 am »
wow this is awesome. I could record tournament videos without hogging around random expensive cameras  :cheers:

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2010, 11:27:15 am »
Only downside I've spotted so far is that I took it out of my pocket today (after charging it on Friday) to discover it totally battery-dead.

Not sure if I hit the on-button at some point, or if it just runs down on its own, but it means it's not so hot for keeping on your keychain until the moment you need a camera.

Still, I'm sure I can use it in other ways.

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« Reply #57 on: March 11, 2010, 11:40:59 am »
Got mine in, tested it. As advertised in this thread (I think?), its not so good inside but outside it's works pretty well. I put in an 8gig Micro SD so I have a nice usb memory stick that can do a bit more.

Looking into buying a used park flyer so I can tape it on and give it a whirl.

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« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2010, 05:56:58 pm »
just an fyi, I set mine down to record to see how long it would last. 20 mins on a 2gb card.
Supposedly the battery lasts an hour, but I don't have an 8gb card to test that out.

I've actually been using one of mine alot at work. Keeping audio notes on it. (hard to describe, but I get measurements off of vehicles, and I can speak them faster than writing them down). It also helps to be able to snap some quickie reference photos while Im at it.

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« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2010, 01:38:38 pm »
A) the camera is down to $11.86 (including shipping) if anyone is looking to get one; I ordered a second one.
B) I picked up a used park RC flyer, the Hobbyzone aerobird challenger, so hopefully next week, after some practice and the wind dies down, I'll be able to fly the camera up for a "look" see.

I have zero expectations on the Aerobird challenger, I know these can be hard to control but it's a start and it didn't break my wallet at all (paid half-price for a slightly used flyer with a spare battery and a A/C charger).


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« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2010, 01:39:55 pm »
Still waiting on mine...

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« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2010, 09:06:25 pm »
Weird I just got another key chain cam and a gum stick cam and the the seller "eletech086" is no longer registered with ebay.   
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« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2010, 11:12:31 am »
Got it....  lemme say, wow! :)  Great for the price.  I gotta get one of my rockets together and try it out.

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« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2010, 04:32:34 pm »

My sons 2010 derby entry... Mario Kart. We dont have decals/stripe on yet. And it looks like not neough time to make a mario sitting in it.

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« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2010, 07:30:54 pm »
Pinball test:

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« Reply #65 on: March 20, 2010, 02:31:50 am »
Ok, first things first:

- I taped my camera to my aerobird challenger park flyer
- I flew my flyer
- er, I mean I flew my flyer in a heavy wind day, when I knew I wasn't supposed to
- The moment it took off, it went way left, I said "ah CRAP" (I guess my worse case scenario was that it would just fall down quickly. Oops!)
- So... I crashed my flyer
- The camera hit first, right against a house and at high speed
- Sad that I couldn't find my camera (probably the most important thing, if I'm going to crash the plane, I want to see evidence of my dumbassness!  But lo and behold, Little girl that was visiting decided to give me a hand and found my camera!
- The camera bounced about 15 feet from the wreckage of the plane, which suffered a broken wing, the wheels fell off, the nose is dented, the prop fell off. Aside from that, it's pretty good, the tail and body is sound (important and the motor is still turning!
- Camera is cracked and messed up and pressing the button.. shut off the filming!  The CAMERA STILL WORKED!  Was still running actually, as evidenced by the 10+ extra minutes of seeing a car door (near where it "landed" eheh)
- Cat is fine, I repeat THE FELINE IS FINE!

Quality of the video is pretty awesome, when taking into account the size, etc; the stills I'm adding do not do this camera justice.  I'll post a youtube vid soon (probably sometime next week, have to edit out the long "car view" first and some stills of the crashed plane!

The plane took a big hit, I'll be ordering a new wing but I think everything's ok, she's a tough sucker! :)  Learned a lesson today, learned to listen to my "voice of reason" and yeah, learned to do as the manual says: don't fly in heavy wind :).  Considering the battle of the elements, I was impressed with this park flyer.

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« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2010, 06:44:09 pm »
Nifty!!!!

We had the derby today, and our results were not so good. Especially compared to last year's 2nd in den and 5th overall.
This year the car tracked to the left and our 4th wheel (lifted so it doesnt touch the track surface which reduces friction) wound up rubbing against the rail slowing us way down. There was no indication of it running crooked during our 'hi tech kitchen floor tests'. Needless to say we were eliminated by our 3rd run (double elimination). I guess we'll take advantage of the practice runs on the track next year to work out any kinks.

The camera gave pretty good results, but the video has been compressed for youtube so it loses a bit of quality. In any event, we're having fun with it.

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« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2010, 01:37:57 pm »
... and here's my movie, fresh off the youtube press :)



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« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2010, 06:38:26 pm »
Very cool.
THe time stamp on mine flickers. I suppose that means its defective?
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« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2010, 07:37:08 pm »
Very cool.
THe time stamp on mine flickers. I suppose that means its defective?

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« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2010, 09:38:38 pm »
After seeing that footage of suburbia, I am SO glad I live in a tiny island village. There is no way in hell I could do the "Cubicle as home" thing... Yeah, I know, off topic. But still....
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« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2010, 09:55:40 pm »
After seeing that footage of suburbia, I am SO glad I live in a tiny island village. There is no way in hell I could do the "Cubicle as home" thing... Yeah, I know, off topic. But still....
Show us footage of your paradise with the keychain cam if you don't have a keychain cam sorry for interrupting you trolling attempt.
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« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2010, 11:05:54 pm »
Bah, I've lived in the boonies and I've lived in the cities.  I'm near wide open spaces (you can see it in the video) and I'm near the big city, I get the best of everything.

What I would have liked though, is a cut of every pool sold. Holy cow, I never realized how many pools we have around here!!!

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« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2010, 11:38:55 pm »
Bah, I've lived in the boonies and I've lived in the cities.  I'm near wide open spaces (you can see it in the video) and I'm near the big city, I get the best of everything.

What I would have liked though, is a cut of every pool sold. Holy cow, I never realized how many pools we have around here!!!

Damm you look like someone I used to work with. What's with all the pools in your area? Man if you hit that kitty PETA would have had a bounty on you.
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« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2010, 12:10:52 am »
ED, I wasn't trolling, just making an observation. Where I live there are no McD's, walmarts, housing developments. It isn't paradise, but it IS different. The reason I am glad to live here is that it isn't "just like everywhere else". Sameness would kill me young...
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« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2010, 01:08:40 am »
Bah, I've lived in the boonies and I've lived in the cities.  I'm near wide open spaces (you can see it in the video) and I'm near the big city, I get the best of everything.

What I would have liked though, is a cut of every pool sold. Holy cow, I never realized how many pools we have around here!!!

Damm you look like someone I used to work with. What's with all the pools in your area? Man if you hit that kitty PETA would have had a bounty on you.

Seeing the cat on the video is the #1 reason why I won't fly in heavy wind anymore, just reminded me you never know what you can hit.  An accident can still happen, I can live with that but I knew the winds were too strong, so that's not really an accident, right?  So lesson learned, at least put the chance on my side.

BTW, I also bought the xport drop zone adapter, so I can drop a little parachutist via a press of a button on the remote. I've got another camera on order, once I get it in, I plan on replacing the little guy with the camera (or attach the camera to him) and then have both cameras rolling (and timed).  Might be cool to link them together in a youtube video, one snaps the gate open and the chute/camera drop, while the other is filming all the way down.  All the youtube vids I've seen that have tried this seem to show the parachutist camera POV is just rotating out of control, but I have an idea about that, that might bring stability on the way down. :)

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« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2010, 07:14:03 am »
ED, I wasn't trolling, just making an observation. Where I live there are no McD's, walmarts, housing developments. It isn't paradise, but it IS different. The reason I am glad to live here is that it isn't "just like everywhere else". Sameness would kill me young...
I hear yah living in the city is getting on my last nerve.

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« Reply #77 on: March 23, 2010, 02:37:46 pm »
ED, I wasn't trolling, just making an observation. Where I live there are no McD's, walmarts, housing developments. It isn't paradise, but it IS different. The reason I am glad to live here is that it isn't "just like everywhere else". Sameness would kill me young...
I hear yah living in the city is getting on my last nerve.

PS Sorry I just took your post the wrong way.
It's still bizarre that he's referring to detached homes, with yards big enough for swimming pools as "cubicles".
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« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2010, 12:40:02 am »
And here's the next video, winds were gentler, flew from a different spot (but close-by).  I can't say it often enough, this camera kicks ass.



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« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2010, 10:01:55 am »
ED, I wasn't trolling, just making an observation. Where I live there are no McD's, walmarts, housing developments. It isn't paradise, but it IS different. The reason I am glad to live here is that it isn't "just like everywhere else". Sameness would kill me young...
I hear yah living in the city is getting on my last nerve.

PS Sorry I just took your post the wrong way.
It's still bizarre that he's referring to detached homes, with yards big enough for swimming pools as "cubicles".


Maybe you suburb/city folk don't know what a yard is, but I can assure you... those aren't yards, they are postage stamps.  If you need a riding mower to cut your grass then you have a yard, otherwise you have a "lawn" which is yuppie speak for that puny 15 feet of grass between your driveway and your neighboors.  The fact that some of them crammed pools into their back lawn areas doesn't make them any bigger.

But I'm not knocking it....there are advantages to different types of neighborhoods, I'm just saying... it isn't strange at all to call them cubicles.


Getting back on topic, these little cameras are cool, I need to pick some up and see what uses I can find for them. 

I'm thinking instead of a rc plane, maybe a rc-blimp.  The slow movement would make for better footage.

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« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2010, 01:34:11 pm »
So,when I was a kid and used a MANUAL push mower to mow BOTH the front lawn and back lawn that I didnt have a lawn? It took me 4 hours to do the ---smurfing--- thing, all 1/2 acre!!

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #81 on: April 05, 2010, 04:41:23 am »
Note I said "need a riding mower", not "have a riding mower".   ;)

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #82 on: April 13, 2010, 03:59:42 am »
Tons of fun!
I'm gonna use mine to bust a co-worker slacking and hopefully on a helium balloon at some point  :P
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #83 on: April 13, 2010, 09:28:49 pm »
Tons of fun!
I'm gonna use mine to bust a co-worker slacking and hopefully on a helium balloon at some point  :P
Anyone know how to set the date and time??
it comes with instructions. there's a text file you edit on the device.
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #84 on: April 15, 2010, 01:02:47 pm »
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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #85 on: April 15, 2010, 01:13:35 pm »
Pony up the $12 and buy your own, you cheap bastiges!

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #86 on: April 25, 2010, 05:33:38 pm »


My rocket video

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2010, 09:45:37 pm »
Cool...look like the parachute came out the wrong end though.  :lol

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« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2010, 07:57:23 am »
Cool...look like the parachute came out the wrong end though.  :lol

Nah, I just have the camera on the upper half.  Next time, I'm putting the camera on the lower half, that way it will take video of the ground on the way down as well.

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Re: My $13 ebay keychain camera.
« Reply #89 on: May 16, 2010, 03:04:54 pm »
Rocket cam, take 2: