Time Lapse WebCam?
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Tue Apr 14 12:50:22 MDT 2009
On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Kimball Larsen
<kimball at kimballlarsen.com> wrote:
> There are 2 issues to deal with:
> a) Zoom. The new building is far enough away that it would appear too
> small on most run-of-the-mill webcams.
> b) Distance from nearest linux box. It is likely that we'll have to run a
> cable in excess of 50' to get from one of our always on linux servers (where
> I could set up some software to take the shots periodically) to the mount
> point for the camera. Can usb go this far?
> (ok, 3 issues)
> c) Software. I am not at all familiar with what sorts of software are
> available for doing this sort of thing in linux. Can anyone make any
I would recommend getting a camera/parts from Elphel
(http://www3.elphel.com/index.php). They sell kits, cameras, and
parts. They run embedded linux, and is completely open source. A
good ethernet cable can stretch 50' no problem. Also, they have
options for PoE.
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