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      11-10-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Arrow Back up camera installed - *testing*

Today was a very good, productive day

I finally was able to hook up "rear view camera" to my MY09 e90 M3.

It was a testing day to make sure everything works the way it should and I didn't complete the installation 100%. I am still planing on testing tomorrow "front view camera" and "video streaming from iPhone/iPod".

A few quick pictures









This kit will be available to all m3post members by the end of the month. You can pm me for more information.

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      11-10-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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Finally...you are the man doba!
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      11-10-2009, 11:54 PM   #3
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will it work on 08 M3?
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      11-11-2009, 12:11 AM   #4
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will it work on 08 M3?
yes, Sir ... it will
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      11-11-2009, 12:20 AM   #5
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Nice, gald you figure it out. It looks exactly just like the one on my car now
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      11-11-2009, 12:21 AM   #6
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Nice, gald you figure it out. It looks exactly just like the one on my car now
yep, but I have a different camera ...
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      11-11-2009, 01:42 AM   #7
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Congrats on the work and cool preview!

Please offer:

1. A stealthy looking and small camera with solid simply mounting
2. Ease of installation allowing conversion back to stock
3. The ability to turn on the camera while driving forward
4. A fair price

With that you'll get my business and lots more I suspect.
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      11-11-2009, 01:48 AM   #8
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Congrats on the work and cool preview!

Please offer:

1. A stealthy looking and small camera with solid simply mounting
2. Ease of installation allowing conversion back to stock
3. The ability to turn on the camera while driving forward
4. A fair price

With that you'll get my business and lots more I suspect.
Your posts are f'n hilarious sometimes.

You are a piece of work.
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Congrats on the work and cool preview!

Please offer:

1. A stealthy looking and small camera with solid simply mounting
2. Ease of installation allowing conversion back to stock
3. The ability to turn on the camera while driving forward
4. A fair price

With that you'll get my business and lots more I suspect.
This was my way of thinking when I started working on it ...

All of that has been achieved, but I am not sure about the ability to turn on the camera while driving forward. I see what I can do ...
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can you make it record-able so we can film in the track.
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      11-11-2009, 09:35 AM   #11
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Excellent . . . looking forward to the end of the month.
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can you make it record-able so we can film in the track.
Good idea, but that would add a great deal of complexity to the design.

I think he should focus on getting the initial camera system up and running first. ('bug free' of course )

This is one of the positive aspects of belonging to an online community.

Products like this can be introduced by "the common man", with a lot of hard work and determination.

Kudos to doba for building a functional front/rear camera kit for our cars.
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      11-11-2009, 10:27 AM   #13
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Wow, great job man. You plan on making this available to the public then? Any idea of when?
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      11-11-2009, 10:37 AM   #14
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can you make it record-able so we can film in the track.
It has one AV/OUT, so I guess you will be able to connect the recording device
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Wow, great job man. You plan on making this available to the public then? Any idea of when?
It should be ready in a few weeks.

Thanks.
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can you make it record-able so we can film in the track.
For occasionally, I use Sony T900 Camera with a 16Gb Memory Card, I mount camera at license plate with a thick plastic glass. Camera can record at 720p with ~30 fps. Just want to have some fun.
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yes, Sir ... it will
NICE!

Any idea as to the approx price of this?
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Congrats on the work and cool preview!

Please offer:

1. A stealthy looking and small camera with solid simply mounting
2. Ease of installation allowing conversion back to stock
3. The ability to turn on the camera while driving forward
4. A fair price

With that you'll get my business and lots more I suspect.
I agree with all 4 points above, but I especially agree with the ability to turn on camera while driving forward, this is a nice option to have and it should be pretty simple to do compared to the whole project at hand.


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This was my way of thinking when I started working on it ...

All of that has been achieved, but I am not sure about the ability to turn on the camera while driving forward. I see what I can do ...
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I agree with all 4 points above, but I especially agree with the ability to turn on camera while driving forward, this is a nice option to have and it should be pretty simple to do compared to the whole project at hand.
I will work on that, but the firs version wont have that option.

Thanks.
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I will work on that, but the firs version wont have that option.

Thanks.
fair enough,

could you shed some light on the estimated cost?
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