The pictures are coming in from my webcam now and I’m using a program called motion. It’s capable of storing pictures when a movement is detected in front of the webcam, but I have disabled this feature and configured it to take a picture every 60 seconds instead. motion has a small internal web server
I had to shorten the USB cable to make my webcam work properly or I would get lots of errors when I tried to grab images. With a shorter cable I had to move the webcam closer to the window and place it on the roof instead: Here’s the webcam looking down on the garden.
My NSLU2 garden webcam setup is working now with the original USB cable on the camera soldered together with an extra 3 m (10 ft) long USB extension cable. Now the link is stable and the data output is consistent: $ v4l-info ### video4linux device info [/dev/video0] ### general info VIDIOCGCAP name : “OV511 USB
In order to get pictures from my garden webcam onto my NSLU2 computer I installed a program called motion, which is supposed to be able grab pictures from the webcam. I tried several times to get a picture but I got lots of strange errors, so I installed the package v4l-conf to get access to
I have found a way to solve the webcam bandwidth problem on my NSLU2. The physical setup is like this: USB hub connected to the Disk 1 connector on the NSLU2 The flash memory disk connected to port 1 of the external USB hub. This leaves room for my 1-wire soil moisture sensor in port
I’m testing another way of joining my three USB cables together. The joint is going to be placed outside so it needs some kind of weather protection. I’m considering using ordinary Ethernet cable instead, but I’m not sure what that would do to the USB signal from the webcam to the NSLU2 computer. Using an
I want to show you what I’m doing in my garden in this very moment, and to be able to do this I’m setting up a webcam connected to my small NSLU2 computer. I have mounted the webcam in a plastic box and then mounted the box on top of a pole with a screw: