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wabibito 09-25-2012 12:03 PM

DIY side camera
 
Hi guys,

I am not sure if this particular setup has been done before. I tried to search but couldn't see this variance.

Here is a quick write up on my camera setup. I only prototype one side for now. It works great for what i need for somewhat little money. I will add one more on the other side and the front. The camera view can be switch easily using a remote control switch.

Goal:
I would like a camera system to park in tight space and next to high front or side curve. It will also serve the purpose for blind spots while driving on the right side.

Parts"
I don't want something that too obstructing while not use. This will not draw much attention when it in the folded down state.

As for the cameras, I want something small with metal casing. This will prevent damaging from gravel etc.

1 x 3.5" LCD folding screen - 28 dollars
2 x backup camera (left side and right side) 12 dollars each
1 x front facing camera 19 dollars each

Parts pictures:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8...2fd76c9544.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8...90ff1fc6a0.jpg



I ran the camera cable above the wheel well cover across the hood and into through the firewall. There is a hole on the driver side so you don't need to drill (Thanks to the posts in this forum). Since i want this to be on all the time when i drive, tabbed into the lighter outlet.

Here is the working pictures:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8...872be12075.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8...0009d7d16c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8...c856544754.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/8...8fbc03ec3d.jpg

SLO-POKE 09-25-2012 03:37 PM

Where did you buy this setup?

gr8daneh 09-25-2012 04:01 PM

great job...

wabibito 09-25-2012 04:15 PM

I bought everything from ebay.

The Stig 09-25-2012 04:32 PM

The lighter outlet (12V outlet - whatever you want to call it) isn't on all the time. It turns on when the accessories are turned on. At least that how it was on my and 2010 and now with my 2011.

This is really cool though. Have any pics of how you set up the screen?

Edit - should have waited for it to finish loading. Looks good :thumbsup:

wabibito 09-25-2012 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stieger (Post 5619894)
The lighter outlet (12V outlet - whatever you want to call it) isn't on all the time. It turns on when the accessories are turned on. At least that how it was on my and 2010 and now with my 2011.

This is really cool though. Have any pics of how you set up the screen?

Edit - should have waited for it to finish loading. Looks good :thumbsup:

Most of the time when i need the camera to work, the car is on. I saw that mistake in my post and fixed it. I want to cut off the power when i leave the car.

parkerss 09-25-2012 04:42 PM

off the subjet...but how do I start a new thread??? UGH!!!

wabibito 09-25-2012 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parkerss (Post 5619944)
off the subjet...but how do I start a new thread??? UGH!!!

new thread button on upper left in each of the sub forum.

parkerss 09-25-2012 04:44 PM

the only place i see that is in the vendor area...hmmm Ill go check some more thanks

babytiger 09-25-2012 04:49 PM

very cool. this will start the DIY wheels for many.

slick rick 09-25-2012 05:12 PM

:w00t:

The Stig 09-25-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wabibito (Post 5619939)
Most of the time when i need the camera to work, the car is on. I saw that mistake in my post and fixed it. I want to cut off the power when i leave the car.

Gotcha :thumbsup:

Khmero215 09-25-2012 05:52 PM

not worried about the camera getting damage by debris or water?

wabibito 09-25-2012 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Khmero215 (Post 5620250)
not worried about the camera getting damage by debris or water?

The camera suppose to we weather proof and metal casing. If it last more than one year, I am happy since it is only 12 dollars.


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