[Blabber] Funny Robotics Rescue Mission with Prize, (OT?)

Justin Levinson localtalent at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 04:19:43 UTC 2017


Like the Facetime hack, but why not just take a USB webcam (some have flash
already built in) and a long cable and toss it down? Plumbing snake or
similar is the approach I'd use.



On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:09 PM, Chris Stratton <cs07024 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 5.8 GHz FPV camera/transmitters go for around $16 now.  About the same for
> a receiver to put on a TV - it only gets expensive when you go for
> goggles.  Plenty of fun to stick on your various RC platforms afterwards,
> too.  Being analog there's no noticeable lag, and they typically have a
> wider angle lens than wifi/webcam solutions.
>
> That on a toy-grade monster truck trailing parachute cord for retrieval?
>
> A CCTV type camera put where the picture was taken might not be bad either.
>
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