iPad car reverse cam

Discussion in 'iPad' started by angeloreyes27, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. angeloreyes27 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys, probably this as been asked before but I cant seem to find it.....

    Is there a way of connecting some sort of camera onto the ipad???

    Reason why I ask is because my ipad fits perfectly on my dash and I was curious to see If i could hook up a camera to it so I can use it as my reverse cam.
     
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  3. angeloreyes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not difficult but if u have the hardware lying around why not make use of it......

    SAT Nav/Reverse on a normal car is around £700 $1000 wouldnt spend that in a life time.....

    Plus would be nice to re-locate camera for track days and record the onboard laps
     
  4. AceCoolie macrumors regular

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    I wonder if you could use a wifi webcam? You might have to get a little battery powered router (I use a Zalip) for the connection and then use the iPad's browser to view the image.

    That said, I have a Nav system with back up cam in my truck and love it. It makes hitching a trailer a piece of cake.
     
  5. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it can be done as the iPad has no input ports so to speak.
    Many people have tried to figure out a way to add a external cam with the first iPad and it never worked to my knowledge even with a jailbreak.

    Sorry.
     
  6. angeloreyes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, ill see if I can find something around....
     
  7. mcsenerd macrumors regular

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    Reverse cameras are a safety feature. If you've never had a precocious toddler or little one running around, or an anxious, excitable pet and have lived like a hermit for your entire life...then maybe you have a hard time believing that it is a safety feature. Around 2000 children every year are injured and over 100 die due to backing accidents on average each year. Doesn't sound like much...unless it's your child or someone close that you know.

    I don't know how good of an idea it is to use an iPad for this...but having a reverse camera is certainly not just for sissies, nor does it make one "less of a man", and it certainly shouldn't massage any other misogynistic misconceptions held by others. It is a technology that could save a life...possibly even your own child's life, and at the end of the day...if I can afford such things...I'll certainly have such technologies in my vehicles and to hell with what anyone else thinks.
     
  8. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    this is why MR forums get such a bad rap. The OP is asking a legit question and some troll has to come up and ridicule the OP.

    Why? If you have nothing to add to the conversation, just move on to another one!
     
  9. angeloreyes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Indeed mate......... some people are really helpful but still there are always time wasters within the bunch

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    I know what u mean the thing is that my radio is in built with the dash bit annoying to replace or upgrade..... And seeing that my original honda radio has ipod connectivity i though might aswell use the ipad as a screen as i can hear the music on it direct through the car aswell as any film playing on it............ Its easy to use..... I can take it home etc etc
     
  10. William.Mantle macrumors 6502

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    You won't spend several hundred dollars on something that protects your car from damage but you will on a tablet?!... I'd be more worried about a 5 figure+ value car
     
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I would rather not be tempted and have my iPad on the dash while driving.:rolleyes:

    iOS is not very adaptable and getting it to talk to a camera is not going to happen with ease.
     
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  13. matttye macrumors 601

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    Two iPads, one on the dash, one looking out the back of the car. One smartphone which can act as a wifi hotspot. Connect the two iPads to the phone and have them FaceTime each other.

    Could also be done with an iPad, iPhone plus a third smartphone.

    Not sure it's worth it though!
     
  14. William.Mantle macrumors 6502

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    This makes me lose faith in humanity
     
  15. angeloreyes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been considering doing this myself. I agree with another poster that using a router with an IP camera would be your best route, given the iPad's lack of connection options. The only problem I see with this is switching between an internet connection (wifi or 3G) and the backup camera, on the iPad. Perhaps using a MiFi or similar hotspot in the car would solve this issue, since it could act as the router as well as provide a constant internet connection?

    They do make a camera that directly connects to the iPad's dock connector, but I don't see this as being feasible since you'd probably want the iPad to always be charging through that port.

    Good luck!
     
  17. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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    Thought about this before hope you get it working
     
  18. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Could you be so kind and provide a link to that camera please.
    I have been looking for something like that and never been able to find one.
    Thanks.
     
  19. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I'd love to have something like this myself. I have back trouble and it's difficult for me to twist around to see what's behind me. Plus the back of the car is high and hides things close up.
     
  20. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    You're still not going to find one that's useful. This is the only one that's actually been released and it works in a very limited capacity (and is marketed to 10-year-old girls):

    http://www.amazon.com/Sakar-7-1MP-Disney-Camera-Princess/dp/B005FH3WSA
     
  21. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    HaHa besides it being hideous and for girls, this is basically just a workaround for the connection kit to let you upload the pics you took with the cam.

    But thank you anyway and it confirmed what I thought that it is not available.
     
  22. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Lol chill out. I do my fair share of useful contribution to topics. I am still entitled to question somebody on a public forum if I so wish. I also would not be offended if the OP decided to ignore my post, but he did reply to it. I was hardly trolling or ridiculing, but thank you for your opinion.
     
  23. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Why the hell haven't I thought of this?!? This would definitely save me 30 second and my dad about 20 minutes.
     
  24. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a wifi network you could use a foscam camera. I use it in the baby's room.
     

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