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#49493 - 03/07/05 10:55 PM See thru walls...  
Attic Rat  Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 524
Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
... 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 11:49 PM Re: See thru walls...  
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,099
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.

Greg Fretwell

#49495 - 03/08/05 12:09 AM Re: See thru walls...  
caselec  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 558
San Jose, CA
Is this what you are looking for?

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

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#49496 - 03/08/05 12:10 AM Re: See thru walls...  
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Posts: 361
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 07:01 AM Re: See thru walls...  
rowdyrudy  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 169
Mascoutah, IL USA
Contact a medical suppy vendor or a Proctologist and ask about old scopes used for colonoscopies.

#49498 - 03/08/05 07:10 AM Re: See thru walls...  
George Corron  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 717
Lorton, Va USA
And just think of the side business you could start. [Linked Image]

Sorry, just couldn't resist

#49499 - 03/08/05 08:51 AM Re: See thru walls...  
watthead  Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 172
South Carolina
I just gotta ask what did you hit???

#49500 - 03/09/05 08:31 AM Re: See thru walls...  
JFLS41  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 88
Lower Burrell, PA
What is the price for one of these ProVision scopes? Anyone know?

#49501 - 03/09/05 08:47 AM Re: See thru walls...  
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,260
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.
am I nuts??,

Most likely, but not because of the other question [Linked Image]

#49502 - 03/09/05 09:15 AM Re: See thru walls...  
JFLS41  Offline
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Posts: 88
Lower Burrell, PA
Have you ever had one of those scopes put up your _ _ _? Glad they put me under to do it...

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