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      • From: dagmargoodboat@xxxxxxxxx
      • Date: 28 Aug 2005 12:15:25 −0700


René wrote:
> On 26 Aug 2005 13:20:13 −0700, dagmargoodboat@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
>
> > I've got a decent−quality Wacom digitizer tablet, but hate it for
> >schematics. Time−lag and limited resolution make for jaggy, pixelated
> >capture, and somehow the tablet doesn't ever quite see things the way I
> >think I'm drawing them. End results are hard−won, yet less than
> >impressive. Paper and pencil−−easy, clean, & fast.
>>
> > As for scanners Win, might this be your cup−of−tea?
> >http://orders.visioneer.com/item.jsp?item=90−0493−600&category=MOBILE
>>
> > I love my older copies of Visioneer's 'PaperPort' document management
> >software (though fret that its virtues may not've survived their
> >subsequent aquisition by ScanSoft intact).
>>
> > Regards,
> > James Arthur
>
> I use a cheap 640 x 480 capable USB webcam with an "expose" button on
> the top (some Logitech model).
>
> Makes an instant photograph of your sketch. Done.
>
> Incidentally, the webcam has amazing macro capabilities (manually
> screwing the lens to close−focus) − great to photograph SMT−sized
> issues like poor soldering etc. Great to show the production line to
> step up QC :−)
>
> And if I really want to scare somebody, I can also show my face in a
> VC contact. Works quite well these days.
>
> −−
> − René

Cool. I played with a webcam a few years ago, hoping to video phone
dear ol' Mom. It didn't work out. I too was very impressed with the


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webcam's macro capabilities, but when I gave up on the video phone idea
I forgot about the camera, which stares at me even now, perched on my
monitor. I'll have to play with it some more.

Thanks,
James

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