Ok, ok, so this got started in another thread, and I think it deserves its own =)
It got started as a joke in another thread, but I had actually been thinking about it, and I had put together a little plan already (due to my need for a reverse camera, as I can't see anything shorter than 5' standing behind me [kids] when backing up).
So, here's my simple and dirt cheap 2-camera rock/backup camera system idea:
1x Mirror LCD monitor w/ waterproof backup camera ($99): http://www.electrawarehouse.com/prod...yle%20PLCM6000
1x 640x480 color CMOS camera, ready to run ($32): http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=8739
1x small waterproof, clear-lid plastic enclosure ($2-$5): still sourcing, will head down to my shop tomorrow and see what parts they have that will suffice. Hammond has something appropriate I'm sure.
Some wire, an RCA male plug (for the CMOS camera)
Install the mirror (when it comes in, I'll see about removing the clips, and using the standard mirror mount instead of clipping on existing mirror), install the back-up camera like normal, and put the CMOS camera in the enclosure, running wires and sealing hole for wires.
Mount the CMOS camera somewhere underneath, and up-front where it has an appropriate view of what's coming up, but is fairly protected. (If you hit the camera, you'll probably hit something more expensive. =)
Any thoughts? What are your plans?