Wireless Camera

Hello everyone,

I hate to say this word since its so over used, but I am a complete "noob" when it comes to electronics. I was researching and I read somewhere that it is not possible to attach a wireless camera to your arduino and have it stream to your computer. Is there some type of shield or kit or anything to make this possible? Im starting a club and my end project is going to be a robot on the Rover 5 Robot Base, and I wanted to know if I can remote control it, and have a live streaming camer attached. Thanks!

-AJ

P.S. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, I just signed up!

IP Cameras are pretty common, but require you be within range of a wireless router or other device.

Heard of that one, but thats out of question, we are doing Scouting projects. (Not like Boy Scouts, like military scouting)

What's the need to hook it up to the Arduino? What is that giving you that you can't get from just a normal wireless camera, like security cameras?

Everything else is hooked up to the Arduino including controls, but I guess I can do the camera separate. Do you know of one?

AJ_M: Everything else is hooked up to the Arduino including controls, but I guess I can do the camera separate. Do you know of one?

I don't know of any specifically, but I'd just Google "Robot Camera" as I'm sure there are plenty out there.

Sorry, Derp moment! Thanks so much!

Looked everywhere and I cant find anything! Can anyone please help?

AJ_M: Looked everywhere and I cant find anything! Can anyone please help?

http://www.superdroidrobots.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=11

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I don't know how large a rover 5 is, but you might consider putting a wireless router on your bot and connecting the arduino ethernet shield and an IP cam to the router. Some thoughts on the subject below.

http://www.lynxmotion.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6343

Analog transmitters are cheap and have a good range. They often come with the tiny camera!

Can I make like an AD-HOC network and have the IP Camera connect to that?

AJ_M:
Can I make like an AD-HOC network and have the IP Camera connect to that?

Yes. In this instance, you are just putting the wireless router on the robot instead of having it somewhere stationary. If you go that route, why not just have the router sitting right next to you? It would basically act as the receiver to the IP Camera.

Going further, what about an IP camera that supports adhoc mode and just using the wireless on the computer?

http://speedcap.net/img/00b79e4bad1081f61bc6168783775cb4/7b05a97a.png This is what I have in my cart. I shouldn't need the computers wireless for this, I just need to plug the receiver into the computer via USB