Question: Looking for recommendations for underwater video stream to surface

iragersh asked on November 23, 2018 15:39
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I would like to view video above water taken by a camera that is underwater. To do this I would need a tethered camera because WIFI does not go through water. Tethered video systems that work underwater tend to be super expensive. I'm looking for something under $100. I have a GoPro with a waterproof case and a WiFi addition to it. There is a hack to use capture the WiFi and then view it on a phone. I have been unable to make the hack work. If you have been able to do this or know of an inexpensive alternative, I would like to know.



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1 & 2. any tape should do - it is to avoid any possibility of electrical contact, yes. Sorry, should have mentioned it! But given the option, some kind of plastic (insulating) tape would be appropriate. This was just some red masking tape.


Regular USB webcam works with the raspberry pi so that is another work around. I will find another use for the pi camera. I am happy to support Public Lab, I have no "buyers remorse" and I look forward to purchasing other Public Lab projects. That said perhaps the Public Lab store could be a bit more transparent and provide a bit more direction regarding the software challenges using its Lego Spectrometer Kit with Raspberry Pi Camera and Raspberry Pi which is currently priced at $85. Thanks very much.


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1 & 2. any tape should do - it is to avoid any possibility of electrical contact, yes. Sorry, should have mentioned it! But given the option, some kind of plastic (insulating) tape would be appropriate. This was just some red masking tape.


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Fantastic


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Fantastic


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