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Flexible Snake Scope camera shows you the unreachable

Flexible Snake Scope camera sh...
The Snake Scope camera lets you see into hard-to-get-at places
The Snake Scope camera lets you see into hard-to-get-at places
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The Snake Scope camera lets you see into hard-to-get-at places
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The Snake Scope camera lets you see into hard-to-get-at places
The Snake Scope camera lets you see into hard-to-get-at places
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The Snake Scope camera lets you see into hard-to-get-at places
The Snake Scope SSV-100
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The Snake Scope SSV-100
The Snake Scope SSC-100
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The Snake Scope SSC-100
Both cameras have a 640X480 color camera and dual adjustable-brightness LED's
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Both cameras have a 640X480 color camera and dual adjustable-brightness LED's
The SSV-100's built-in video monitor
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The SSV-100's built-in video monitor
The Snake Scope SSC-100 and SSV-100
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The Snake Scope SSC-100 and SSV-100
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Perhaps you’re wondering if that earring you dropped really did go down the furnace vent. Or maybe you want to check if there’s a mouse’s nest beyond that suspicious-looking hole in your baseboards. Or hey, maybe you just think it would be neat to see what it looks like inside that mountain tunnel on your model railroad. Whatever the case, a nifty new product called the Flexible Snake Scope USB Camera will allow you to peek into areas way too small to accommodate your giant head.

The Snake Scope is really just a consumer borescope, which are commonly used in the fields of medicine, security and engineering, to name a few. It comes in two versions, the SSC-100 and the SSV-100. They both have a long flexible neck, with a color 640X480p camera and two adjustable-brightness white LED’s on the end. They can also both shoot stills and VGA 30fps video, which are output directly to your PC or Mac.

One of their other neat features is an attachable magnet, so if you’re searching for a metal object and spy it, you can also grab it.

The Snake Scope SSC-100 and SSV-100
The Snake Scope SSC-100 and SSV-100

The SSC takes its power directly from your USB port through a 2-meter cord, meaning you can only use it if there’s a computer nearby. It has a waterproof head and cable, which should allow for all sorts of intriguing fun at your nearest pond - provided you own a laptop.

The SSV likewise plugs into your computer, but it’s also possible to use on its own - it can take its power from four AA batteries, and has a built-in video display.

The Snake Scope cameras are available through the company website. The SSC retails for $US149.99, while the SSV will set you back $349.99.

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Ed
Back in the day, I had a peeper-scope from Edmond Scientific. It was a remnant from a project my company was working on and this one was being trashed, so I took it out of the dumpster on the way home. One day, while swapping out the carburetor on my classic 72 Cutlass, one of the nuts fell into the intake manifold, down one of the intake runners and proceeded to finalize it\'s fall ontop of the piston because the intake valve happened to be opened at the time. Armed with my peeper scope, and a grabber, I was able to identify which cylinder it was in and then grab the nut with my grabber without disassembling the upper part of the engine...that would have been a pain!