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#49493 03/07/05 09:55 PM
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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!!
Russ


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#49494 03/07/05 10:49 PM
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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 11:09 PM
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Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.provision100.com/electricians_b.html

[Linked Image from provision100.com]

Curt



[This message has been edited by caselec (edited 03-07-2005).]


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#49496 03/07/05 11:10 PM
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You could conceivably build one yourself from a discard cell phone with camera...or even lower tech webcam.... [Linked Image]


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#49497 03/08/05 06:01 AM
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Contact a medical suppy vendor or a Proctologist and ask about old scopes used for colonoscopies.
Rowdy

#49498 03/08/05 06:10 AM
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And just think of the side business you could start. [Linked Image]

Sorry, just couldn't resist

#49499 03/08/05 07:51 AM
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Russ
I just gotta ask what did you hit???

#49500 03/09/05 07:31 AM
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What is the price for one of these ProVision scopes? Anyone know?

#49501 03/09/05 07:47 AM
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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 [Linked Image]

#49502 03/09/05 08:15 AM
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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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