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Modified Playstation Eye Camera


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Guest Jamie S

Hi all, I have modified a PS Eye camera this morning I had lying around, modified I mean removed the standard lens and fitted a nose adaptor. Researching in to it they are supposed to give reasonable material and capable of rates up to 120 fps. But I'll be using it at 60.

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I've given it a quick plug in and all seems well, I haven't got an IR filter for it yet, will it be something I'm going to need straight away, as I'm only interested in snapping some planetary and lunar images at the present moment.

Many thanks, Jamie.

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Looks great! Give it a go.


 


I'm still unconvinced one needs an IR cut filter for run of the mill planetary.


 


Why all the human biology books, out of interest? Are you a teacher?


 


JD

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The PS Eye cameras are quite good I understand - they can produce some half decent planetary results - nice one Jamie :)


 


(Wish my missus was a nurse - I could have fun with that :lol:)


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I'm a qualified paediatric nurse Jamie, background mostly in Emergency Department but also orthopaedic surgery and burns and plastics surgery. Where is your wife training, DMU?

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She's on an access course at the minute, she's in the process of taking part in assessment for various Uni's as part of her UCAS application, she's at one of these at derby on Monday. She's doing Adult Nursing first but she really likes mental health nursing, and is planning on doing that possibly in the future, she currently works as an HCA at Derby.

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Ahh I see. All the best of luck to her. If she is wanting to be a mental health nurse I would advise going straight for Bsc in mental health nursing from the off as it will help with career progression in the future. Just my 2 pence worth-obviously not gospel :)

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Hi Jamie

 

I fancy giving this a go also. What did you modify the lense with and where did you get it from?

 

Hi all, I have modified a PS Eye camera this morning I had lying around, modified I mean removed the standard lens and fitted a nose adaptor. Researching in to it they are supposed to give reasonable material and capable of rates up to 120 fps. But I'll be using it at 60.
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I've given it a quick plug in and all seems well, I haven't got an IR filter for it yet, will it be something I'm going to need straight away, as I'm only interested in snapping some planetary and lunar images at the present moment.
Many thanks, Jamie.

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Guest Jamie S

Hi Jamie

I fancy giving this a go also. What did you modify the lense with and where did you get it from?

Hi, I purchased one off eBay, I was going to document it but I didn't. 😳. I was too eager to get it done, I purchased this one

http://bit.ly/1i4MXpw

Stripping it is straight forward, a link to stripping it down is here,

http://youtu.be/7jJfuP7YgPA

but you have to further remove the lens from the boss, as these videos are for modding them for multi touch interfaces, but a video for modding a Philips or toucam will do for that part as it has the same boss but mine was heavily glued and I could not free it, so I ran a 10mm drill down the centre and cut to the thread level with a craft knife, then eased the rest of the material out. I managed it with out damaging the thread too which was a bonus. So far so good, but if you see my thread from earlier I'm just learning sharp cap. ☺ï¸

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The PS Eye cameras are quite good I understand - they can produce some half decent planetary results - nice one Jamie :)

 

(Wish my missus was a nurse - I could have fun with that :lol:)

My ex-wife was a nurse and not much fun. My wife is a translator and an infinite improvement.

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I've got a nurse as well, she's at QMC, spinal specialist, well she is special  :wacko:

Guess you've had a better experience with the nursing profession than I did!

 

Wife 2.0 is much MUCH better but I just wish she was as interested in astronomy as I am.

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