Webcam back up and running fingers crossed

Posted 10 years, 2 months ago    3 comments

The webcam is back! We had a chance to play with it in the weekend, and it's been working since. Fingers crossed it will keep going happily.

Some pics from today
Some pics from today

The reason it's a bit temperamental is because we're using a standard digital camera, which is not really designed to be running constantly, but does provide wonderful quality images. Sometimes it turns itself off, and then it has to be turned back on manually.

Also it's computer controlled and unfortunately there's no special software to do what we want, so it's hacked together with some trickery (Automator on the Mac for those interested).

Anyway, we'll try to keep it going as reliably as possible, and perhaps set up another lower quality, more reliable camera as a backup.


Comments

Keith Irvine
10 years, 2 months ago
Hey Tim

Thanks for your efforts, great to see it going
Julian
10 years, 2 months ago
Well done, Tim! It looks like the rain gauge has stopped working, though. My weather station has recorded 62.8mm in the last 24 hours and 35.3mm since midnight (Saturday), with WD showing no rain recorded at all.
10 years, 2 months ago
Handy to be able to see the Kaimai's from the Western side...thanks guys.

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