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Re: video window camera- optical positioning/measuring -
« on: February 23, 2007, 09:50:19 PM »
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I am making shafts and mounting them to a USB Web camera,  it works great for positioning. The shaft is
anodized aluminum 6061.
Search the post for optical, edge finder, video window and you can get more info on the use of this.

I have several of these available and am asking $50 which includes shipping to the lower 48.  This incudes the shaft,
camera and the software that comes with the camera, and shipping.

I am going to make more after these are sold so PM me for your orders, it takes a week or so for the cameras to arrive.

Thanks Arnie

The above quote was copied from this thread in the bargin basement.
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2519.0

Hey Arnie,
   Got the camera today. It looks like it is going to be great. Thanks for the bargin. I have attached a screen shot I took with it.

Brett
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Re: video window camera- optical positioning/measuring -
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 12:59:33 PM »
Brett,
Looks real good,  Thanks for the plug. 

Did you get it centered ok?

One thing I did to mine is to cut a little bit of the focusing hood off, it makes it a little harder to get a hold of it and turn it but it allows you to get just alittle closer without
blocking out all the light.  If I remember right the closer you get the more you screw the focus out of the camera. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 05:21:34 PM »
What kind of resolution are you getting with these cameras? 0.010's, 0.001's, 0.0001's?????
Hood

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Re: video window camera- optical positioning/measuring -
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 09:02:21 PM »
Hey fellows, I haven't got to play with it much yet. I hope to this week.

Hood, I'll do some test this week and let you know about the res.

Brett
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Re: Re: video window camera- optical positioning/measuring -
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 02:25:40 AM »
Look forward to it Brett :)
Hood
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 08:26:55 AM »
You guys are a bad influence!  I avoided buying one...  but now.... dang it!

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 08:41:01 AM »
No need to fight the force.  ;D

Brett
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2007, 09:45:25 AM »
Hood,

The resolution is in the .001's,  take a look at my post in the topic"anyone know where to get an optical edge finder?"  it is reply #44,

I have a actual screen shot picture there of a mm scale,  the resolution can be seen very well, I think you can even call the resolution in the .0000's. 

With proper lighting you may be able to get the camera a little closer than in that picture.

Arnie

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2007, 01:22:10 PM »
Arnie
 Thanks for the reply, will go look at the post. Just curious where you are from, I was going to ask my sizes in mm but thought you were from the USA so asked in inches.
Hood

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Re: video window camera- optical positioning/measuring -
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007, 01:23:50 PM »
Hey Hood,
   This is the best way I could come up with to show you the res. I took a paper towel (didn't want to paint the vise) and draped it in the vise and clamped a .010" feeler guage in the vise. In the bigger view, it should make sense. In the closer view the feeler guage is the thick black line below the crosshairs.

Brett
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