Motorola Car Dock + Drill = Instant DashCam

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  1. shenanigans_ink

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    I drilled a hole in my motorola car dock where it covered the camera lense, creating a dashcam. (note-- you do not need to uncover the flash. a bright light shining into the windshield would obscure most photographs anyway.)

    If you use the app Car Dock v2 you can add a short cut to the camera on your Car Dock Home Screen.


    The mount partially obstructs the camera's view in the video, but I plan on fixxing that by attaching the mount to the dash rather than the windshield.

    If anybody else attempts this, I take no responsibility if you break your car dock or kill yourself or another person playing with it. use your phone responsibly and at your own risk.
     
    #1 shenanigans_ink, Aug 26, 2010
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    legalkill Active Member

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    while you have your drill do yourself a favor and drill holes over the rear speaker location too.

    Using the camera with layars while driving is dangerous too.
     
  3. shenanigans_ink

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    no doubt.
    never thpught about the speakers since I use a bluetooth headset while the phone is docked.
     
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    That's actually pretty cool . . .
     
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    #5 xliderider, Aug 26, 2010
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    the dock I bought does not obsure the camera so I'm already set and I use bleutooth so no need to drill any holes :)
     
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    That's pretty awesome. Unfortunately, I can't use it. I don't want to stick anything to my windshield because it's tinted. ;)
     
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    here a very cool app posted in one of the other car dock threads..

    DailyRoads Voyager
     
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    I see you rolling through that stop sign lol.
     
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    I have the same OEM mount. If you position it with the camera view in mind, you can easily get a full view ahead with it mounted to the windshield still...
    Put the suction cup to the right and have the arm going down and to the left. Works like a charm.

    I used a dremel tool to make a perfect cut out for mine...

    [​IMG]

    I think I'll make some holes for the speaker now, it's pretty cool to listen to Pandora while I ride my bike.

    [​IMG]
     
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