“Lemon Battery” webcam

Craft & Design

Alan Languirand has something called Project Lemon Battery set up at Maker Faire Detroit. It’s a solar-powered, 3G-connected webcam on a pole that takes pics every ten seconds and uploads them to a webpage.

Project Lemon Battery is part of a larger initiative Alan is involved in to sell “micro real estate” in Detroit to raise money to support good works in the city. Why “lemon battery?” “To be successful, we will need all the help we can get from anyone interested in realizing this goal, including the tinkerers with lemon batteries and potato alarm clocks in their science-fair past.”

There’s more info about the construction of the Lemon Battery camera rig on the project’s blog.

(A few more webcam captures from yesterday and today after the jump.)


Project Lemon Battery

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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