Monday, July 23, 2012

Lunchtime hack

It started with my tweet this morning:

webcam-tweet
"I need a webcam on the downstairs coffee machine #firstworldproblems
https://twitter.com/MarcNo/status/227409428863926272

So I grabbed Son #1's old busted original droid, installed IP Webcam from the android market and put it in front of the coffee machine in the kitchen.

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And then could see the coffee level. (hint: time to make more coffee)

android-coffee-cam

With 6 kids in the house, there is no way that the hack will stay there more than a few minutes.

So I dug up a long extension cord and relocated the setup to the backyard and turned it into a "chicken cam".

chicken-cam

Perfect.

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