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My $12 Ebay Helmet cam

post #1 of 9
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My bro-in-law turned me on to these as he's big into RC helicopters.  You get little "spy cams" on Ebay for about $12 including shipping.  Here's a review of several of them -- chucklohr.com/808/

I took one of these that's shaped pretty much like a USB flash drive (or pack of gum) and hooked it up on my helmet.  I duc-taped it to a little block of foam and then put some sticky velcro on the foam and the other part of the velcro on my helmet.

Here's a link to a video I shot today -- www.youtube.com/watch

This is the first day I used the camera so I didn't know how the alignment would be.  I look down more than I thought when I ski so I'm going to alter the foam block so it's pointed up more.


Below are a couple picks of it on my helmet and next to my helmet.  (The extra duc-tape on my helmet is purely optional. I just don't think you're a real skier until you have duc-tape on your gear)

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post #2 of 9

Thats fantastic great find!  Thanks!

post #3 of 9
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I put it on my helmet as I want to do some stuff taping other skiers and want to point it where I look. 

But at some point, I'd like to play with alternative locations.  Maybe clipped on as waist level or knee level, or maybe even boot-top level would be fun.


-l2t
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post

I put it on my helmet as I want to do some stuff taping other skiers and want to point it where I look. 

But at some point, I'd like to play with alternative locations.  Maybe clipped on as waist level or knee level, or maybe even boot-top level would be fun.


-l2t
 

That's awesome.  Thank you.  
post #5 of 9
This is great. Had no idea these existed (or were so cheap!). Gonna have to try it out for mountain bike season and the next ski trip.
post #6 of 9
This is the "808 car keys" camera you're talking about?  It doesn't look anything like what you have mounted on your helmet, though - that one looks more like a USB key?
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This is the "808 car keys" camera you're talking about?  It doesn't look anything like what you have mounted on your helmet, though - that one looks more like a USB key?
 

yeah, any chance the OP can fill us in one the model he chose and why? pic quality looks way better than i expected
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post #9 of 9
Further down in the 808 Article they get into the gum pack cams. I guess they're like #3. Which are the sweet ones.
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