ibook isight

Posted by: unisphere

ibook isight - 11/26/06 10:33 AM

anyone know how feasible it would be to put a built-in isight from a macbook into an ibook g3 800?
the macbook pro display bezel with isight is available for $130...
sounds like it could be fun, but does the ibook even have the ability to take the isight directly on the board? could i sacrifice one usb port?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: ibook isight - 11/26/06 11:29 AM

You can order the iSight without the bezel from a MacBook if you have a friendly service centre. Should be cheaper. Sadly you would need USB2, and you only have USB 1.1.
The IR sensor would be doable for Front Row.
Posted by: unisphere

Re: ibook isight - 11/26/06 11:32 AM

any way to wire it to firewire instead of usb?
Posted by: unisphere

Re: ibook isight - 11/26/06 12:07 PM

edit:
i found a few cheap portable usb 1.0 webacams i can probably take apart and  wire in...
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: ibook isight - 11/26/06 11:30 PM

Sadly the iBooks were devoid of bluetooth until the G4, otherwise you would have an internal port free to use. But you should be able to wire it to a USB port on the board. Be careful though.