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#49493 - 03/07/05 06:55 PM See thru walls...
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... You guys are gonna think I'm daft,but I remember reading in one of my trade mags,an article/advertisement featuring a device that allows you to see inside the wall,thru a small hole.Similar in design to a physicians endoscope,it has an eye-piece,and a long hose-like appendage with a light.. am I nuts??,or did anyone see the same kind of thing..I'm interested in purchasing one,..if it's not thousands of dollars.. Thanx!!
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#49494 - 03/07/05 07:49 PM Re: See thru walls...
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There is certainly no "hardware" reason these don't exist.
I haven't seen one aimed at trades but the cops have had spike cameras for years.
The CCD camera itself can be about the size of a 12 penny nail. Stuff a white LED light in there and you have exactly what you are looking for. You could see the pictures on a palm pilot or picture phone. I would be surprised if someone wasn't selling them.
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#49495 - 03/07/05 08:09 PM Re: See thru walls...
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Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.provision100.com/electricians_b.html



Curt



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#49496 - 03/07/05 08:10 PM Re: See thru walls...
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You could conceivably build one yourself from a discard cell phone with camera...or even lower tech webcam....
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#49497 - 03/08/05 03:01 AM Re: See thru walls...
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Registered: 11/02/02
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Loc: Mascoutah, IL USA
Contact a medical suppy vendor or a Proctologist and ask about old scopes used for colonoscopies.
Rowdy

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#49498 - 03/08/05 03:10 AM Re: See thru walls...
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Loc: Lorton, Va USA
And just think of the side business you could start.

Sorry, just couldn't resist

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#49499 - 03/08/05 04:51 AM Re: See thru walls...
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Russ
I just gotta ask what did you hit???

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#49500 - 03/09/05 04:31 AM Re: See thru walls...
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Loc: Lower Burrell, PA
What is the price for one of these ProVision scopes? Anyone know?

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#49501 - 03/09/05 04:47 AM Re: See thru walls...
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Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Low-Tech version
I've got a dentist's mirror, about 3/4" in diameter, that works great, but wouldn't be so hot for the side jobs George mentioned.
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am I nuts??,

Most likely, but not because of the other question

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#49502 - 03/09/05 05:15 AM Re: See thru walls...
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Have you ever had one of those scopes put up your _ _ _? Glad they put me under to do it...

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