Ever wanted to build your own tiny remote monitoring camera to keep track of who’s sticking their hand in the cookie jar? The Internet of Things camera is an open-source camera build based on an Arduino that can be set up to snap pictures at regular intervals or even with a motion sensor.
Created by the parts supplier and Arduino tutorial creator Adafruit, the camera is built using an Arduino, an Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD card, a TTL Serial JPEG camera and a few other parts. Once built, you can set the camera to take pictures at regular intervals for some simple time-lapse photography, or connect it to a motion sensor and use it as a cheap security system to see what your loved ones are doing around the house when you’re not home. It’s a pretty simple build and you can find the full tutorial, software and parts list over on Adafruit.