Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Door Sign Mk. III

Or, how I have fulfilled my dream to become even more antisocial. I took my old doorsign (which had LEDs indicating where I was at the moment), and added a stripped-down webcam that transmits through the longest USB cable in the world right back to my computer. So now I can see what's going on out in the hall without actually opening the door and checking. It's great.

Here's a picture of the doorsign itself:
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

This is what it currently sees across the hall:
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

And just for kicks, here's the nice box that controls the LEDs (it used to be bare wires sticking into a breadboard, just for comparison):
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

Anyways, the next step is going to be to add a pan/tilt mechanism to the camera. maybe even a zoom, if I can find an old camera or something to cannibalize parts from.

5 Comments:

Blogger chrisp said...

I enjoyed your engadget comment ("wait a minute, i've seen enough movies to know computers explode when you shoot them")

when i see a humerous comment like that, i check out the blog involved. This door contraption you have here is pretty sweet, however the sign is very nerdy. The video part is awesome, i don't like the idea of a massive USB cable running from my dorm door to the computer, however. If it could be wireless or hidden, i'd actually pay some reasonable money for that sort of a thing. And the sign could be cool if i could control it from anywhere, via cell phone or something. That way i could update it without going back to the dorm.

3:43 PM  
Blogger edwardjones3840390453 said...

Are you stuck in a job that is leading you on the path to no where?
We can help you obtain a College Degree with classes, books, and exams
Get a Genuine College Degree in 2 Weeks!
Well now you can get them!

Call this number now 24 hours a day 7 days a week (413) 208-3069

Get these Degrees NOW!!!

BA, BSc, MA, MSc, MBA, PHD,

Within 2 weeks!
No Study Required!
100% Verifiable

Call this number now 24 hours a day 7 days a week (413) 208-3069

These are real, genuine, They are verifiable and student records and
transcripts are also available. This little known secret has been
kept quiet for years. The opportunity exists due to a legal loophole
allowing some established colleges to award degrees at their discretion.


With all of the attention that this news has been generating, I wouldn't
be surprised to see this loophole closed very soon

Get yours now, you will thank me later
Call this number now (413) 208-3069
We accept calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Hey, SA says you were banned for being a pedophile. What the hell happened?

10:07 AM  
Blogger Dupa Jasia said...

.. .. .. .. ...

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well dude, think if someone ads some power to your cables from the outside, you burn your computer :P I would do that, just for fun!

12:35 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Who Links Here