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