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    Firewire digi cam mounted in rearview mirror.

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    Just thought id update you:1

    I have remade the firewire digital camera fitted into my rear view mirror, some pics:





















    I hacked into the firewire cable to enable a switch to turn the camera on and off.

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    Very nice mate, although you couldn't have opened the mirror casing up without cutting around the edge? Are the seams neat where it's gone back together.

    Have you thought about putting a gps receiver in there too?
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    interesting idea, what are you going to use it for?

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    Insurance purposes?
    Nice install man!
    What model is that cam?

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    maybe i'm missing it but Id like to know where you got that camera and if they have any other interfaces besides firewire
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    This is the cam:

    http://unibrain.com/Products/VisionImg/Fire_i_DC.htm

    Will use it for track days, etc anything really. Could fabricate the same with most usb web cams.

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    I know how to do it with a USB web cam but I was looking for something with better quality for a forward cam and a rear cam
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    This is some footage at med/low quality:



    It does take up quite a bit of space, the next clip was at high quality, but i had to convert it to a different format to put it on youtube, which has unfortunately made the quality look poor, but i can assure you it is pretty sharpe:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otvCYbSB3ZQ

    Quote Originally Posted by P3D4T0R View Post
    I know how to do it with a USB web cam but I was looking for something with better quality for a forward cam and a rear cam
    Try the unibrain, you can daisy chain several together, view them on a split screen.

    http://unibrain.com/Products/VisionImg/Fire_i_DC.htm

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    Thanks, I saw those and I like them and what you did with yours is pretty good and I like the quality. However I have a Nano-ITX which dose not have firewire so one like this but with USB or anything but firewire would kick ***, as long as its not firewire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiSlo View Post
    Very nice mate, although you couldn't have opened the mirror casing up without cutting around the edge? Are the seams neat where it's gone back together.
    I wanna know that too. I tried cracking one apart at the glued seem and cracked the mirror when I was about 3/4 of the way done. Luckily it was from a junk yard.

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