[Noisebridge-discuss] My video project needs a Raspberry Pi and/or low quality usb webcam

James Sundquist sundquistjames at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 00:38:46 UTC 2014

It is too longwinded to explain so I'll just show you a video link[1].

I've built a series of these units (and others) to chain together[2] over
the last couple weeks.  I'm also able to control each unit using IR[3], so
it is fun for you to a mention an IR controllable camera that costs next to
nil.  I could generate 4 of the light videos simultaneously and send the
video feed of each to various televisions or projectors, but it is a matter
of getting the video hardware together.

I'd love to add wireless connectivity to this, but first I have other
obstacles to tackle: build a breakout box for voltage control, built a
breakout box for controlling the drones with light ala a theremin, 3D print
an external led sculpture using an Arduino that I can control with the
synths.  My current plan is to see how the Pi handles the camera and
possibly a servo, etc.


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> they are super cool, and so small that i can't find mine right now.
> they have only a small amount of FLASH onboard for bootup, but if you need
> more you can use a USB stick as a boot drive :)
> only 32mb RAM but you can upgrade to 64mb if you can solder surfacemount
> with hotair :)
> and they have GPIO pins like any good microcontroller, and a TTL serial
> port that can talk directly to a regular microcontroller (which has
> burlier, 5v GPIO pins for driving your robot)
> openWRT is a really neat project, and it even has its own package manager
> that is super cool.
> On Fri, 28 Mar 2014, Naomi Most wrote:
>  Whoa.  That is cool, I did not know that.
>> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>> James i recommend running openWRT (foss linux for wireless routers and
>>> similar) on a WR703N which is a $22 wifi router with an ethernet port.
>>> plug a usb webcam into the usb port and you're on!  you can internet with
>>> the wifi or the ethernet port.
>>> it runs off of a microusb jack, so you can power it with a standard phone
>>> charger or portable battery pack thing.
>>> what is this for?
>>> -jake
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