baby monitor

Dad builds Video Baby Monitor

That’s what the headline said, so I thought: that’s interesting, I wonder why he did that when I thought that one could buy these things at a fairly reasonable price anyway…

What he did which is a little out of the ordinary is that he has enabled himself to watch the images taken by a cheap web camera on his smart phone rather than just on his computer, using open source (‘free’) software. The full story’s here on the BBC News website: Home made video baby monitor.

In some ways, this is similar to what we do when watching the images of Mobotix security cameras: we can use a web browser or dedicated application to watch images on a Smartphone, or computer, and these can be in our own home or on the other side of the world.