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Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:18 pm
by themos
Oh, I *am*pretty heavy handed. Just thought I'd flag it up for others like myself.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:54 pm
by space cadet
Hi do you make these to order

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:18 pm
by Dion
Do you mean the full camera or the adapted plumbing part lol

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:39 am
by space cadet
Hi dion, sorry the camera

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:57 am
by space cadet
Hi Dion the complete package is what i mean camera and mod very interested

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:45 pm
by Dion
To be honest, I never thought of making them to order, it's just a matter of getting hold of a 20 quid webcam and a 99p plumbing part and drilling a hole. I suppose if you don't have the facilities to drill the central hole in the part then I could do one for you.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:40 am
by space cadet
Hi dion i suppose your right its not rocket science, however i was looking at stuff on ebay and noticed the camera mod, long exposure mode and amp off, now that looks a nice piece off kit for the money, however i noticed you have two for sale and three sold, i would more than happy to part with some cash for that kit.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:24 pm
by tony h
That’s the best idea I’ve seen in a long time. I have an old Philips 740 k webcam and was thinking of modifying it, but now I may have found a use for it.

I think this webcam is similar to a Philips toucan (same chip) so going to give it try.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:02 pm
by Dion
I see no reason for it not to work, you'd just have to modify your method of fixing the plumbing part. I use mine all the time now.

Re: Polarcam Is Here!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:31 pm
by Plynlimon
I think the polar alignment cam is an excellent idea Dion, I am just thinking how much better my knees will feel once I have made one. I actually made a start today with a HP webcam...seamed ideal so I got to work. Drilled out the cap then made it the perfect size by boring in the lathe. Mixed up the poxyresin and set the cap in place, but then decided that I would be better off removing the focusing ring just in case of resin leaking past the ring and glued the ring to the camera....big mistake!...as I pulled it suddenly came away, focusing ring heading in one direction and lens heading off somewhere else never to be found again DOH :o :oops: =))

Oh well, I will wait another week or so as it was the last one in stock at the local PC World

Daf :oops: :oops: :oops: