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PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 19th, 2017, 1:05 pm
by Inzo
Just wanted to pass this on...

I should have wanted for the diagnostic version with the SD memorie card...

I'll get that one next month; because you can video segments from the
movie with Slimer or the Libray Ghost and replay them while in uniform...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 4295236608

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 19th, 2017, 1:07 pm
by Inzo
Here is the other one that would be way better...

Hope this adds a whole new world for everyone with a fully functional PKE Reader with video...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 3152936960

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 22nd, 2017, 10:56 pm
by Inzo
Here is the next PKE Meter that's on its way...I found the 120 second sound card and it will be put into the body...

This is going to be so cool; plus I have to find the knobs...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 9262838784

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 23rd, 2017, 2:05 am
by Inzo
I also found this usable video brochure LCD hack that can be used for a PKE Meter screen/graphics/sound...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 7100479488

I'm going to try this also...

It just needs the appropriate housing...

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 23rd, 2017, 3:04 am
by Noremon
I also found this usable video brochure LCD hack that can be used for a PKE Meter screen/graphics/sound...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 1290754048

I'm going to try this also...

It just needs the appropriate housing...
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Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 23rd, 2017, 4:29 am
by Inzo

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 23rd, 2017, 4:34 am
by Inzo
This would be cool too...

For a PKE Meter project...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 1921923073

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:October 27th, 2017, 1:54 pm
by Inzo
Here is my PKE Meter II completed...

I used the Atmosfearfx video...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 0611854337

I attached the speaker to the back with the sound card activator...

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:November 18th, 2017, 11:07 am
by doctorevil30564
Can you advise or give links to show us the completed build in detail or even a step by step build guide?

I'm interested, and like the concept for this one, since we all know that the GB team built their gear using components that they had available to them so a PKE meter could always look like something else but work the same but I want to see detailed pictures in good lighting of the completed pke meter.

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:November 18th, 2017, 9:08 pm
by D1gger
That's pretty cool, more details, please.

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:November 19th, 2017, 6:48 am
by Inzo
I rushed it for Halloween; but I will return to clean it up later next year...

Someone out there will modify this way better...

Good luck...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 1873083392

Re: RE: Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:November 26th, 2017, 3:25 pm
by doctorevil30564
I rushed it for Halloween; but I will return to clean it up later next year...

Someone out there will modify this way better...

Good luck...

https://twitter.com/magsteddy_inzo/stat ... 1873083392
Thank you. I just snagged the same model minus the detachable extension camera for cheap off eBay. I'm going to try my hand at making it into a meter. Do you know which atmosfx video you used?

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:November 26th, 2017, 4:16 pm
by Inzo
Cool grab...

I used the ghosts/gouls that I found on YouTube...

Make it awesome and pictures please with you project!!!

Re: RE: Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:November 26th, 2017, 6:21 pm
by doctorevil30564
Cool grab...

I used the ghosts/gouls that I found on YouTube...

Make it awesome and pictures please with you project!!!
Will do. When you took yours apart, how much space was available to work with inside the case?

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:December 2nd, 2017, 8:25 pm
by doctorevil30564
Cool grab...

I used the ghosts/gouls that I found on YouTube...

Make it awesome and pictures please with you project!!!
I may have ran into a problem. How did you get your video onto the SD card for playback? Did you use the camera to record stuff off of your computer screen, or did the files need to be named a certain way and be a certain format (or in specific folders to work? Since I didn't get the flexible camera extension I can't save any video to look at to be able to duplicate the format. I tried saving a small MP4 file to my sdcard but it doesn't see it as an available video to view.

EDIT: looks like it needs to be 640x480 format and saved as an avi. But still not sure about the file naming or if it needs to be in a specific folder.

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:December 5th, 2017, 2:49 pm
by Inzo
Sorry for the late reply...

I used the flex camera to record the video; but I would write to the company and ask them of the format...

It doesn't hurt to explain it to them and you might throw them a bone as to other uses for there products with-in the Ghostbusters community...

As for fitting the sound card into the handle; the cord of the handle has plenty of space...

I'm just lazy to take it apart again and the speaker is placed onto the back of the battery cover...

Don't make it hard; but make it look like a crazy scientist (Egon) put it together...

My nephew loves playing with the video of Slimer flying across after being chased by the proton stream...

Re: RE: Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:December 5th, 2017, 5:43 pm
by doctorevil30564
Sorry for the late reply...

I used the flex camera to record the video; but I would write to the company and ask them of the format...

It doesn't hurt to explain it to them and you might throw them a bone as to other uses for there products with-in the Ghostbusters community...

As for fitting the sound card into the handle; the cord of the handle has plenty of space...

I'm just lazy to take it apart again and the speaker is placed onto the back of the battery cover...

Don't make it hard; but make it look like a crazy scientist (Egon) put it together...

My nephew loves playing with the video of Slimer flying across after being chased by the proton stream...
We have a similar camera at work, I may see if I can use the flex camera off it to record video to start me off.

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:December 7th, 2017, 1:50 pm
by doctorevil30564
Sorry for the late reply...

I used the flex camera to record the video; but I would write to the company and ask them of the format...

It doesn't hurt to explain it to them and you might throw them a bone as to other uses for there products with-in the Ghostbusters community...

As for fitting the sound card into the handle; the cord of the handle has plenty of space...

I'm just lazy to take it apart again and the speaker is placed onto the back of the battery cover...

Don't make it hard; but make it look like a crazy scientist (Egon) put it together...

My nephew loves playing with the video of Slimer flying across after being chased by the proton stream...
OK I am out of options. The diagnostic camera we have at work has a different style connector so I can't connect the camera to be able to capture any video. Per chance would you be willing to use win32diskimager to make a image of your SD card and upload it somewhere I can download it? I thought I was being smart buying a diagnostic unit that didn't have the camera, but wound up shooting myself in the foot.

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:December 14th, 2017, 3:47 pm
by doctorevil30564
I contacted Whistler's support team and found out the resolution is 720x240, it's an avi file and they sent me a blank file with the correct naming structure. Here is how the file was named 20171218_083349.avi

Per support it would be saved into a folder named video

Hope this info helps anyone else who decides to try making one of these cameras into a PKE meter.

Re: PKE Meter out of car diagnostics camera

PostPosted:December 15th, 2017, 10:56 am
by doctorevil30564
OK, Hit another snag, the video file they sent me won't show up as an available video to look at. I'm seriously considering just gutting the electronics out of this camera and putting a translucent plastic piece in the display hole with some LED Lights wired up to the battery holder.