Though you can easily purchase a PSP camera from game and electronic accessory stores, you may wish to create a camera from old items you have laying around. Since the PSP contains a working USB port, you can connect a webcam to the PSP using a USB adaptor. You must choose a webcam with a low power requirement. Since you need to install webcam drivers onto the PSP, your PSP must be hacked for the process to work.
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Things you need
- USB adaptor for webcam
- Hacked PSP
Connect your PSP to your computer using its USB cable.
Download a file conversion program (see Resources).
Install the drivers for your webcam onto your computer. Locate the specific file name of the software, such as "Install.exe." Right-click on the file and scroll to "Open With" and select the previously installed file conversion program.
Click on the drop-down menu and select ".prx" then press "Convert." The file should convert into the PSP compatible format.
Locate the new file on your computer using the "My Computer" window. Drag and drop the file onto the icon of the PSP. Right-click on the PSP icon and select "Eject."
Connect the webcam to the USB adaptor by plugging the female side of the USB adaptor into the male side of the webcam.
Slide the USB adaptor into the USB port of your PSP. Turn your PSP on by pressing and holding the power button.
Tips and warnings
- Not all PSPs are hackable. Hack your PSP before attempting to install home brew games or applications.
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