ESP8266 based WiFi camera

WiFi camera can be handy in many areas where you don’t want tracing wires. They are not expensive if you are looking for complete solution. If your application isn’t critical then why not building one by yourself. Johan simply took two well known modules – arducam and ESP8266 module. He built a baseboard to fit hem both including power supply solution and couple other features like optional SPI flash, FTDI connector. He called his development esparducam – the combined name of both modules. He wrote a demo application where it is possible to get images by using HTTP GET method. If you would like to give it a try, follow his project Github page. Continue reading

The Cheapest PIR Camera You Have Ever Seen!

You’re looking for a simple automatic motion-detection digital camera, however you cannot find the right one that suits your need? Well, maybe you should have a peek on this PIR Camera, as it’s one of the cheapest PIR Camera kit on the market currently! The specialty about this PIR Camera is it has two different parts: The camera module and the PIR sensor module. Normally, the sensor detects every movement in a room. During the observation, it will take at least a burst of 10 photos with the digital camera. Each of the photos is taken at 0.5sec interval. After first 10 photos, the camera has to standby 3 seconds, before it continue any further movement. And, if the sensor detects some new movements in the room, then the process is going to repeat over and over again, until it reaches 80 photos! All of the photos that have been taken can then be downloaded into your PC via the USB connection on the board for viewing. During the process, you can cut or delete any photos of movement that… Continue reading