DIY Endoscope Camera
- A Thin Camera: A single unit of a tiny camera can either be bought from the store or can be plucked from a device. For example, if you own an old laptop or a smartphone that has become defunct, you can dismantle the whole thing and pluck the camera out. The same could be done if you own an old webcam.
- A Small Light: Since you’d be sending the device to confined spaces, possibly engulfed in pitch darkness, you’d indeed need something to light the way. A white LED would do the trick. Make sure it’s relatively smaller than the camera yet bright. Ultimately, the sizes of both the camera and the light would depend on how the endoscope camera will be used.
- A Long USB Cord: This will be the main body of the camera, the length of which would again depend upon how you would be using the endoscope. But you can find plenty of long USB cords on the market. Keep in mind that you would be cutting off one end of the chord, so choose a length accordingly.