[lug] You're not a geek until you ...

Chris Brotherton chris at protonlab.net
Tue Jan 16 19:46:33 MST 2007

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 07:10:38PM -0700, Steve Webb wrote:
> I saw a post on digg.com today about a guy who allowed people to submit 
> web form input to an LCD screen, then he'd take a webcam pic of it and 
> post it on the same page (digital -> analog -> digital).  I wondered how 
> long it would take me to put it all together.  I had all of the parts, so 
> it took me about 45 minutes of misc effort to throw together.  Check it 
> out:
> http://badcheese.com/lcd/
> Web form -> mysql -> poll, then dump to beta-brite LCD screen -> webcam -> 
> scp pic to host -> update mysql -> page refreshes
> I don't check for flooding and the string can only be about 10 characters, 
> but I was impressed that I could actually pull it off with a very minimum 
> amount of effort.
> - Steve
Very cool.  What kind of webcam are you using?  I am looking for one that
works with linux.


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