Who’s walking up my garden path?

Ok it’s official I am a saddo!!

Earlier this week because of the all too rare snow downfall in Cambridge, I put a webcam on my window to the front garden. Using a combination of Ncftpput and Mplayer I took a frame every 10 mins and uploaded to here:

However, this was not that cool! I’ve now used a cool app called Motion . This monitors a webcam (V4L device /dev/video0) and on changes to the image will take a screenshot and or mpeg stream, and also allows you to trigger events. So linked to a ncftpput based script, this takes the image and uploads it to my website.

Now all i need is somebody to visit me!!

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2 Responses to Who’s walking up my garden path?

  1. Raj says:

    How about another webcam with a view 😉

    Great idea though and the pic quality is excellent.

  2. Ferg says:

    Ayup Raj,
    The camera is 640×480- max res. Just a bog standard Logitech QuickCam. The Motion software is pretty cool. Builds a video mpeg of all the frames. So you can see all movement! Makes it looks like CrimeWatch!

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