Originally Posted by rcdinaz
Nimrod can you give some details on how you would do this?
Obviously you need power for the camera which is easy enough with a small 12V battery and a couple of alligator clips. Not sure how you get the camera picture to show up on the phone? I have to use a router to do this on the laptop. Do you create an IP address for your phone so it can be broadcast via the a website?
First remember that this is all theorhetical since I haven't done it yet but the technology is pretty straight forward.
The Droid has a built in application which will turn it into a Wifi Hotspot, which is the same as an internet router. (You can use this factory app called "Mobile Hotspot on the Droid from Verizon, and pay a monthly fee for the data, or you can download a program from the market that will let you do it for free if you already have a data plan.) That means that any device that is Wifi capable, such as a Wifi video camera, can connect to the internet through the phone. It will be assigned an IP (internet protcol) address and can be accessed from anywhere that you have an internet connection. That's the same way that security systems work that allow the home or business owner to watch the cameras from anywhere you can get on the internet.
That takes care of the target end. To view the picture from the firing line all you nee is a smartphone or laptop computer that has internet access and a web browser, which they all do. Just open the browser, type the IP address in the address line of the browser and you should be able to see the live video of the target.
Now if you want to just use two smartphones to do this, all you have to have is two phones with internet access and a built in video camera. Download either Tango or Skype from the Market (Droid) or from Apple Itune Store (Iphone) Set the phones up as video conference contacts and dial one phone from the other and start a video phone call. Point one camera phone at the target close enough to see the bullet holes, but far enough that they don't take a bullet. Take the second phone to the firing line and start shooting. If you're going to be having a long shooting session, take a small 12 volt battery, connect a female cigerette lighter plug to the battery and plug up your mobil phone charger to the lighter plug. The battery will last for weeks. Do the same at the firing line end or plug into a near by 110 recepticle if you have one. Now if your shooting session will only be for an hour or two, you don't need the big batteries. The phone battery will last long enough is it's fully charged.
Now, I'm pretty phone and computer savy, but I haven't actually tried this set up yet. If anyone sees a hole in my logic, please let me know and save us all a lot of trouble trying to get this going. Or if you've got any suggestions to simplify it, better yet.
Let us know if anyone gets this going before I do. Thanks.