DIY $27 Outdoor Webcam Enclosure

DIY  Outdoor Webcam Enclosure

Outdoor-Webcam-Parts Alek writes “So I wanted to put a webcam outside to provide imagery of my holiday lights – that’s a whole seperate story onto itself ;-) I ante’d up the big bucks for a decent wireless webcam (Dlink DCS-6620G), but cold weather enclosures all cost $500 or more – they include a heater and blower. So I ended up building my own using $27.34 of parts from Home Depot … and that include the 6″ sewer pipe and (free!) AOL CD cover – yea, no expense was spared on this puppy … but I’m hopeful it will withstand the upcoming Colorado winter”. Link.

6 thoughts on “DIY $27 Outdoor Webcam Enclosure

  1. SchretterWorks says:

    SWEET !
    Looks like your neighbor is taking pictures. Watch out there.

  2. Steamboat says:

    It’s nice to see Alek go legit. I was in on his original Christmas lights webcam experiment. He did some nifty programming to make that all work. That might be worthy of a separate write-up but he setup to remotely control the holiday lights from his web page definately is. Let Alek know if you want to see that. I live in Steamboat Springs now so I’m glad I can show my son “Uncle” Alek’s lights over the web now since it would be a longer drive to head over to see them in person.

  3. DrMerle says:

    I’ve got a few ideas that might help this guy out.

    1. Get some of the turtlewax stuff that you can put on the inside of a car’s windows to reduce fogging. It works really well, and pretty much eliminates fogging completely.

    2. Wire up a little mini travel hairdryer with an added thermostat in there, then set it to keep it the temp you want.

    Pretty cool gadget. I’d like to see him go totally wireless on the next one, solar powered would be cool.

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