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Old 07-12-12, 05:23 PM   #1
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Would a Kindle Fire work for this?

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My husband gets "tractor neck" from turning his head to look behind the tractor while he's making hay... we don't have a super-tractor with all the fancy techno-gadgets, just a regular JD 5325.

Anyway, I was thinking of attaching a bike-cam to the back of it, which would be wired to a Kindle Fire mounted in front of him. Would this work? There are probably better solutions?
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Old 07-12-12, 05:26 PM   #2
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I don't think you'd need to get that fancy. Any old cheapo video baby monitor or security cam would do it, just wire it up to the right screen (the baby monitor would already have a screen).
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Could go low tech and just strap a mirror to his head somehow.
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Old 07-12-12, 05:39 PM   #4
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I can't wait to see the rows he does while driving backwards.
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if he wears sunglasses maybe a "take a look" mirror would work. actually a pair one for each side of the frame.
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There is nothing to wire the Fire to. The only input it has is a micro-usb port. So unless the bike cam outputs via a micro-usb, I am not sure how you could get it to work.
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They sell cheap reversing cameras at Walmart
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRACTOR-LH-M...item1e6ecd42e6

These are extendable and can mount on either a cab or chassis or a rollbar
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I rigged up a rear view from a car backup camera setup, powered with a couple of radio batteries in parallel. It does work, but not really easy to see in daylight,
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She said,"making hay"

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Tom Stormcrowe - thanks - I'll run that by him.

Those reverse camera work... in reverse? I'm looking for at least a 7" screen of some sort that can accept a direct video feed when the camera is on, yet the camera has to be sturdy enough for a tractor ride.
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cows gotta eat... but we actually sell more hay to the horse & goat people (compact baler!)
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRACTOR-LH-M...item1e6ecd42e6

These are extendable and can mount on either a cab or chassis or a rollbar
This.
My neck is bolted together and I have difficulty seeing behind me when on my tractor.
I had to tape a cardboard sun shield to it though.
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