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apologies if this is not the correct place to ask this question.

I need to use a USB camera with a long extension (something like this in the field without a laptop. I don't necessarily need to record anything - only view the image on a screen. Is it possible to buy a battery-operated screen / monitor compatible with these USB webcams / borescopes? Or even a cheap tablet computer? Basically, a cheaper option than buying a handheld inspection camera ( with £££s worth of extension tubes?

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closed as off-topic by Friend Of George Jan 14 '14 at 17:38

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This is off topic here but, as @ClintGrimsley has suggested, I would recommend you check out the raspberry pi. – Friend Of George Jan 14 '14 at 17:36
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about alternatives for handheld inspection cameras and not Audio or Video production. – Friend Of George Jan 14 '14 at 17:38

Pair a raspberry pi with one of these 3.5 inch lcd displays and that should bring you under the cost of one of those handheld displays.

Finding a decent way to enclose it would be the difficult part.

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check out for info regarding OS etc. – horatio Jan 14 '14 at 17:35

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