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Studry wireless internet cam needed
May 1, 2008 4:13 PM   Subscribe

I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
posted by zaebiz to Technology (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
(Uggh. Sturdy even.)
posted by zaebiz at 4:15 PM on May 1, 2008


Have you seen the cat cam?
posted by anticlock at 4:21 PM on May 1, 2008


I've connected a wireless video camera I bought from Fry's to my dog's collar before and used some shareware software to watch what he was doing online while I was at work.

The max range was about 50 feet, and the 9 volt battery died after about 6-7 hours.

Oh yeah, he pretty much slept all day.

Good luck.
posted by albolin at 4:41 PM on May 1, 2008


Seconding cat cam.
posted by fire&wings at 4:59 PM on May 1, 2008


"...mischief-seeking dog..."

And of course you'll upload it to the interwebs and post it in Projects? Oh yes indeedy!
posted by ceri richard at 5:01 PM on May 1, 2008


Keep in mind an image every 30 seconds would be a large amount of data for an 8 hour work shift.
posted by lain at 8:24 PM on May 1, 2008


Each image (320x240) I upload via my webcam is about 22k.

As another user said, this is easily doable, but the batteries will be the biggest challenge.
posted by terrapin at 5:01 AM on May 2, 2008


cat cam has an option to order their camera
posted by dubold at 7:35 AM on May 2, 2008


The cat cam camera supports a max 512mb card.
That is a shame, because if it supported 2gb, you could use an Eye-Fi card (in conjunction with a computer) to automatically upload photos to the web from the camera. [http://www.eye.fi/]

I guess you could try a different camera and housing....
posted by itheearl at 3:12 PM on May 2, 2008


This may be almost exactly what you want: Pet's Eye View Camera.
posted by oddman at 7:04 AM on May 5, 2008


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