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Why make this?
Do you ever have a sneaky roommate trying to steal your food? Or maybe you live in a dangerous area where it would be nice to know if your house is still protected. If this is the case, then we have the perfect hackster for you. This is a security camera which will pan to your command. We tried to minimize the amount of cost, so this can be something cheap and affordable.
- Security Cam
- Baby Monitor
- Pet Monitor
- Spy Cam
Constructing the Cam
An inexpensive camera with wifi capabilities was bought and connected to the circuit. We found a sturdy box to place our camera and hide the photons with the circuit. Holes were cut for the wires to easily go through.
Communication between Particles
While it was not necessary to use two photons, we found a way to incorporate the second photon to our benefit. We used it as an indicator (D7 pin) to see whether the camera is on or off. If the light shows on in the particle, the camera is turned on. This can be further seen in the video below.
Security camera in action
Micro USB Schematic
The USB wire was stripped so only pin 1 and pin 4 can be used. The wires were soldered to jumper wires for a stronger connection.