How to make a homemade PSP camera

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How to make a homemade PSP camera
Use your PSP as a digital camera alternative. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Webcam
  • USB adaptor for webcam
  • Hacked PSP

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect your PSP to your computer using its USB cable.

  2. 2

    Download a file conversion program (see Resources).

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Click on the drop-down menu and select ".prx" then press "Convert." The file should convert into the PSP compatible format.

  5. 5

    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."

  6. 6

    Connect the webcam to the USB adaptor by plugging the female side of the USB adaptor into the male side of the webcam.

  7. 7

    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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