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Build Your own Spy Cam
Sunglasses for Documentaries

by Kip Kay

I've always wanted a pair of spy sunglasses that record stealth video but they run upwards of $300. So here's how to make your own that work great, record color video AND audio!

Step 1 – What You Need...

  1. Micro Color Spy Camera that records audio and has an optional 9 volt power clip. ($17.95 on Ebay)  Here are the spec of the camera I used:

    NTSC 380 TV Lines
    2 LUX
    Effective Element: 510x492
    Viewing angle: 30 ~ 35 degrees
    Automatic Iris, Exposure with adjustable focus
    Viewing Distance: 50 mm to infinity
    Full Motion Real Time Color Video without delay
    Operating Voltage: 9-Volt Battery or AC-DC +8V 200mA Power Adapter
    Operating Duration by Battery: 10 hours on Duracell or Energizer Alkaline Battery

  2. 1 Pair Solar Shield Polarized Sunglasses. I picked a size Medium ($19.95 + tax - Walmart)

Step 2 – Tools...

1. Soldering station
2. Hot glue gun
3. Wire Strippers/snips
4. Heat shrink tubing
5. 9 Volt battery
6. Small Camcorder

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