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Turning a built-in webcam into a USB one

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Orgeston, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Orgeston

    Orgeston

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    I was wondering if this project is at all plausible. I dissected my Acer Aspire One netbook and took out the built-in webcam in hopes to connect it to a USB plug. I don't need any info on drivers or anything, but I'm a bit lost with the pins. [​IMG]
     
  2. CocaCola

    CocaCola

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    You need to identify the pin out of the module, either by tracing back the pins to a point where you can identify what it is, or finding a schematic for that computer... Once you do that you can do the plug hook up...

    You need to find +5, GND, Data+ and Data-
     
  3. CocaCola

    CocaCola

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    If I was to make a guess, I would say that changes are real good this is the same pinout across most if not all internal webcam modules...

    http://www.sunbizhosting.com/~spiral/Webcam/

    If not he gives a quick down and dirty way to identify the pins...
     
  4. Orgeston

    Orgeston

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    Sep 26, 2012
    Hey, thanks for the link, man! I think this is exactly what I was looking for.
     
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