Looking for a controllable webcam with motors

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cool dead horse
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Looking for a controllable webcam with motors

Postby cool dead horse » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:08 pm UTC


I'm making a project and I need a way to control a webcam. The webcam should tilt in two axes and have any kind of zoom (two discrete levels is the minimum I guess). The webcam motors should have some simple connection to the computer (USB or something) and preferably be controlled by some low-level (like byte level) protocol. Can I buy a webcam like this? Do I have to construct the tilting mechanism myself? Do you know about a webcam like this or could you direct me to people who might know? Thanks.

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Re: Looking for a controllable webcam with motors

Postby LikwidCirkel » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:07 pm UTC

I did a search for ya, expecting to find only extremely expensive professional gear.

I found that there are cheap consumer camera controls as little as $150, which I think is pretty reasonable.

Check here:

Check out the "Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000" package.

I doubt you could build the equivalent for less than $150.

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