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$8 webcam for spectrometer is not great by warren | 23 Nov 23:04 | OK, i got the little$8 camera working but it is not very good resolution:

It requires the "macam" driver, and i haven't found a matching one for linux yet... but didn't spend too much time on it.

And i still haven't figured out how to remove the infrared filter. I think the $25 one is the best choice for now, sadly. I ordered one more Creative cam just to see if we can get one for around$17, but i'm not too optimistic.