I just bought a new webcam. Nothing fancy, 300K pixels and unknown manufacturer. But it is really small and mounted on a stiff but bendable usb-cable. The price was just above 10 euro. Cheep indeed, can it be any good? First try is in Windows XP with the provided drivers. Here I see the name 'ICatch (VI) PC Camera'.
It works with the supplied application, but not with Irfanview as I'm used to.
Not to exciting, would been surprised if this first test failed. Let's move on tio Linux, but first I check with Microsofts Usbview which gives this:
Google tells me that 0x04FC stands for Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. I then search for '0x04FC 0x0561' which gives that this id is supported by Linux, by the SPCA5XX-driver (http://mxhaard.free.fr/index.html):
Micro Inovation IC50c 0x04fc:0x0561 spca561a fully supported too :)
Micro Innovation 60 0x04fc 0x0561 IC 50C spca561a Embedded Yes yuyv spca5xx ****
Good news indeed! Maybe it will work with the Foxboard (http://www.acmesystems.it)? I will try that ASAP!
The camera (Bad pic!)