Build Your Own Tiny Wi-Fi Camera

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.

Internet of Things Camera [Adafruit via Boing Boing]


    One exactly like this was in series 3 ep 14 of Fringe, hiding in a smoke detector. I can't say anything else without spoiling how the show ends... not in this timeline anyway...

    obviously there could be shapeshifters reading this too.

    This looks like fun. Of course, a cheap Android phone would work just as well: I use a little Moto Flipout as an IP Webcam, using the app of the same name.

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