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  1. BenLo

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    Responding to JohnDroid's welcome post. I own an VZW Droid 2 since November. I enjoy it! It feeds my imagination.
    Verizon techsupport suggested to look at DROID forums (great idea for me) to find an answer to a particular question which I'll post later.
    My first Google search on this topic (supplying text while typing) resulted in a hit, this website on top. I typed: droid forum verizon droid & the motorola droid forum
     
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    Welcome to the community. You have come to the right place to learn and have questions answered. Its amazing how much some ppl actually know about the linux system
     
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    welcome to the forum

    Swyped with an Aloha from Hawaii
     
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    Before posting my question, I must test (for myself) if 'Quick reply to this message' means continuing my first message/post thread alone, or if it includes the nice welcome posts. I'm a true Newbie, but want to stick to the issue to reduce the reading one has to do to understand my question. There probably are other/better ways, like starting a new thread...
     
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    I have a need to show on my Windows desktop PC monitor, what I see on my DROID 2 screen/device.

    Or, alternatively, utilize a video cam, to show my whole DROID device (including screen), onto my desktop PC monitor.
    I want this for demonstation/teaching purposes for more than two or three people.
    It must be live (not the viewing of a captured file).
    It must be seen as it is (not a mirror image).

    I've done a live demonstration via overhead projector in a classroom, resulting in a mirror image, with low resolution using a ten-year-old cam.
    I want to do better. My Verizon techsupport says he's seen it, and suggested I google 'DROID forum'.
    I found this forum, I joined yesterday, and this is my first question.

    Thanks in advance, I'm willing to spend some money on this...
     
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    252chevyboyz Silver Member

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    Maybe a web cam on a laptop? I mountain bikers use helmet cams that are pretty good in resolution. Maybe rig a small but high resolution helmet cam to work for the mirror image. There is also a rooted screenshot app called "shootme" that will record what you do on the screen like if you want to show a pathway to get to something...

    By mirror image what kind of view are you talking about tho? straight on (like on tv), over the shoulder, pointing straight down from overhead?
     
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    252chevyboyz:

    Let me try to answer a part of your question "By mirror image..." (in detail) via the best I've achieved so far.

    I hooked a Logitech QuickCam Pro4000 webcam via USB to my laptop (without a build-in cam). I downloaded/installed Logitech software. I took a 2-by-4 (from my garage) on edge, and hung the webcam on it, facing down, looking at my DROID 2. I could view the DROID 2, on my laptop screen. It was a live image! So far so good.

    Description of the mirror problem: When I touch for example the Menu Key, oriented at the right bottom of my DROID 2, I can see my finger (moving) on my laptop screen, but on the reversed/left side of the image! I called that mirror image, perhaps creating confusion.

    Thanks for your quick (1hr 23min) response.:greendroid:
     
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    252chevyboyz Silver Member

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    What about something like this for the stand?

    Desktop Camera Stands - Kent Brand - Newcastle - Cameras - Camera Accessories - heavy camera stand

    maybe something like this for the camera?

    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD-Webcam | Review,Microsoft LifeCam Cinema,HD-Webcam,H5D-00001,Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD High-Definition Webcam H5D-00001 Performance Review

    That description helped clear it up a lot. I can see where that might be problem causing with a 2x4. I'll see what i can come up with. If i see anything ill post and let you know.

    Might want to try a flexible camera mount.

    New Mini USB 2.0 Webcam Web Cam PC Laptop Camera (Webcam) review at Kaboodle

    Photo & Camera - Tripods (hot gadgets)

    Hope this can help out with some ideas and possible solutions
     
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