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DIY over the web camera control…

LogcamLavere writes “Logitech is selling a great webcam with pan and tilt functions (called “Orbit”, about $120). However, they really dropped the ball with the software: you can’t pan and tilt the cam via the Internet. Enter LogiSphere. Third party developer Stefan Seiz out of Switzerland has written a great program that is a full-blown web server that will pan and tilt the Orbit through a web interface, deliver web-configurable video streams, write full log files, password-protect access and more. It’s a really slick, sweet app. Great for DIY security or your web-accessible robot (screenshots). I used this to keep an eye on my cats while I was on vacation. I could make sure their feeders were working and pan over to seem them sleeping. The cats would perk up when they heard the motors moving the camera and I could see them looking at the camera.” Link.

4 thoughts on “DIY over the web camera control…

  1. Logitech is trying to push LogiSphere out of business by threatening with a legal battle over market names.

    I don’t know why they suddenly (after I had talked to them back in 2005 already) thing that name affects their trade marks, but it looks as if I will have to choose a different name for the product.

    Look out for the new name in this space, or on Seiz System Engineering Projects

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