[Noisebridge-discuss] request info re inexpensive remote photo device
maltman23 at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 10 16:11:42 UTC 2008
Sounds like a fun project.
There's a hack in MAKE Magazine about converting a disposable video camera into one that works on a USB port of a computer. And at The Last HOPE (a hacker conference last month in NYC) there was a guy who did a talk about his Bagcam, which was putting a camera into a suitcase to record where it went after he dropped it off at the airline counter. I also remember seeing projects involving motion detection on camereras on instructables.com. All these are free, open-source projects, and all do-able for the mildly talented hacker. Search around and you'll find the perfect mix of stuff for your project.
Maybe post your meeting idea on a separate thread so people have more chance to see it?
I look forward to meeting you when I get back to town in Sept. Always good to meet another hardware hacker! There's a bunch of us at Noisebridge.
> Subject: RE: [Noisebridge-discuss] request info re inexpensive remote photo device
> From: jim at well.com
> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 08:02:36 -0700
> many thanks, mitch.
> i'll be in SF on tuesday meeting with
> someone at 6 PM, so i suggest somewhere
> in SF, of course: a couple of groups use
> the Metreon food court (fourth and <------
> mission), so i'm throwing that as my
> suggestion (easy fwy access).
> i have a little bit of hardware and
> software hacking skills (own a couple
> of o'scopes, lots of meters, soldering
> equipment, can code a little bit, mainly
> can screw things up in unique ways).
> the camera project idea is that it
> sits on a battery and when there's
> motion goes into a loop of clicking
> every couple of seconds and storing
> the image. big picture: camera connected
> to computer with storage, the entire
> system should be v. low power so's to
> work on the battery for at least two
> weeks, battery must be small but can
> be lots of small battery packages in
> On Sun, 2008-08-10 at 06:54 -0700, Mitch Altman wrote:
> > Hi Jim,
> > Welcome to Noisebridge!
> > We meet every Tuesday at 8pm. We're still looking for a place to
> > live, so our meetings are at different places each week till we find a
> > place. The email you recently received was from someone who said they
> > wanted to meet at Peoples' Cafe, in downtown Berkeley. If you have a
> > place you'd rather meet, feel free to pipe in on the list! (I'm out
> > of town for the rest of the month, myself.)
> > Regarding your camera, there's lots of low-cost ways of hacking
> > existing products for your needs. Mind saying more about your
> > project, and what the camera will do?
> > Best,
> > Mitch.
> > --------------------------
> > > From: jim at well.com
> > > To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > > Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 17:24:08 -0700
> > > Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] request info re inexpensive remote
> > photo device
> > >
> > >
> > > hi,
> > > i'm interested in getting a low-cost, low-resolution,
> > > low-quality camera with storage and possibly integrated
> > > with a motion sensor. anybody know of such a thing or a
> > > likely supplier?
> > >
> > > when and where is the next get-together?
> > > jim, brand-new member
> > >
> > >
> > >
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