I was given an older color Connectix webcam to use. The
worked without incident, although the first image was rather interesting.
The Connectix webcam was easy to take apart (since someone else already did
that). The electronics in the unit are on two small boards and it looked
like the two boards were being pressed together too close. A small piece of
paper folded up provided a good spacer and the subsequent images were
recognizable, although way out of focus.
It is easier to focus this one than my other
one. But without sufficient light, the pictures appear very muddy and
I'm torn. I like that this doesn't use batteries, but the image quality
isn't quite as good. Oh well.
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ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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