Help me turn an old laptop into a doggy monitor
September 29, 2010 1:18 PM Subscribe
MacBook at home, VNC from work in order to use the webcam.
posted by spacefire to computers & internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to check on my dog during the day while I am at work. Maybe even say stuff to him :)
I have an old MacBook Dual Core with a dead battery. I'd like to leave it on the countertop and VNC into it from time to time to see how the dog is doing via its webcam.
Is it safe,from the standpoint of potential fires, to leave the computer on like this? Ideally it go to sleep and will I be able to wake it up via VNC. I noticed the power adapter gets pretty hot with usage, how can I minimize the potential for a fuse blowup?
What's the best free software to accomplish this with and how do I set it up?( I have used realVNC in the past. should I stick with it?)