Jerry shares his strategy for weather-proofing a webcam for use on his balcony. Nice video documentation – one might consider using some silicone to seal up those cable ports. You can see the results of his rig on his site.

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  • dave

    Why do you have to have the thinkpad outside? Can’t usb cables go 15 feet? Considering it looks like the camera is set next to a door or window, that seems more than enough to run a usb cable inside.

  • Collin Cunningham

    yaknow, that thought occurred to me as well.

    I’m guessing there are unseen variables to prevent that arrangement

  • Dax

    Maybe he wanted to lock the door/window and wasn’t allowed to drill a hole in the apartment wall…

    Outside wall plug + wireless = easier to leave the laptop outside?