I recently discovered coffee and now have latte and a panini for lunch each day. It is like the 1980s have caught up with me…
Moving through history I am no setting up a “snowcam” so that I can view the snow at my house over the web. 1999 is calling and would like its technology back!
So there are a number of tools I am using to get this done:
fswebcamwhich is a very simple program for getting an image out of the camera aka “fswebcam –resolution 1280×800 webcam.jpg”
expectto run an automated script to upload to a webdav server
cadaverto actually put the files on the web server
cronto automate the job. In theory this will upload a picture of my car everyone morning at 8:10am!
So we shall see if this actually works! If it does I’ll put the scripts up – it has been a lot more complicated than I thought it would be.
Edit: o.k. for some reason this doesn’t work at all. I blame the cron job – I’ll update if I get it working…
Edit2: professional tip, to get cron to run point it at something that is actually executable… this should now work!