Rearview/Backup Camera Feed/Proximity Sensors
To keep myself busy between farm work and daydreaming about reuniting with my bus, I have been messing around with an Arduino, some ultra sonic sensors, and a small solar array. Last year, I was buying oil or something at wally world and I stumbled across a Back-up Video Camera Installation Kit for automobiles. I thought it might be a neat project for the bus, whether I build one from scratch or use one out of a box. Now, I've been experimenting with ultrasonic sensors and realized I can program a system to set off an alarm when I am about to back into something. Basically, with Arduinos and Raspberry Pi's out now, there is a whole bunch of cool stuff that we can make to modify our rigs! So, do I want to try making one of these setups myself or buy some prefab equipment out of a box? What would be more fun, cost less, and/or be more reliable? I don't know, I have never had a back up camera or proximity alert system. Do you? Anybody had something like that, that would like to review or comment on it? I might just make one for the sake of doing a tutorial on here, we'll see. Tell me about your set up, camera or "warning, warning, you are about to back into your mailbox, again!" Cheers!