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Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2006, 08:10:23 PM »
Zarzul,

That camera looks real nifty. Is there a name/model on that unit?? I did a search on VideoWin USB Video Camera, and did not get back anything noteworthy.

Thanks,

David

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Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2006, 08:24:49 PM »
Zarzul,
    Very Nice.  ;) :o
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Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2006, 09:34:46 AM »
The web camera is a Micro Innovations model IC435C,  It is available at a lot of the big computer stores,  I got mine at a CompUSA.

I just got lucky with picking this camera to modify,  the construction of the housing is perfect for mounting it to a shaft and you can get incredibly close to the object with its focus range.

The only modification is opening it up and drilling a small hole in the back to mount it to your shaft,  and one other thing I did was to cut off about 3/16 of the lens hood, this is to allow you to get closer to your stock or what ever you are focusing on. 

Interesting thing after I had mine mounted and checking it out,  I was out on Ebay and found a guy who is selling the exact same camera on a shaft with a little flexible arm led lamp, for $159.

Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2007, 05:52:11 PM »
hi zarzul
how did you get the cross hairs on .

regards sneakym8
Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2007, 06:33:43 PM »
zarzul

Ive got it ,sorry i didn't realise the hairs were part of Mach 3 video screen...

cheers

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Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2007, 10:02:15 AM »
Let us know how it works out.  Maybe post a picture of your camera.  I seem to be using mine more and more all the time.  I find I have to occasionally recenter the camera,  using the adjusting screws I built into the shank.  You know you are centered when the video crosshairs stay precisely on a mark that you put on your target as you hand rotate the spindle.

Someone else posted a link to Centercam, a software program that has other tools for using a camera in the same way but it has measuring tools for distance and angles.
Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2007, 10:23:09 AM »
This, by all appearances, is a wonderful tool.  Do you know the cost?

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Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2007, 10:37:03 AM »
If you mean the web camera.

The cost is $19 for the camera.  I listed the part number in my post a few replys earlier.  You will need to make a shaft to hold it that is
adjustable, I can post a sketch if you are interested. 

Someone mentioned in an earlier post that I should make these and sell them in the "FOR SALE AREA" of the posts,  if there is enough
interest in this I will.   Send me an email if you are interested,  I will check this weekend on how available the cameras are.  I have quite a bit of experience in anodizing aluminum with my projects I have been doing on underwater HID dive lights, and I could offer an anodized
shaft that would be more durable.

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Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2007, 01:38:33 PM »
Zarzul, I sent you a personal message.

Brett
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Re: anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2007, 10:28:49 PM »
hey yeah post the drawing for the shank