[Makers] Linux webcams

Lachlan Horne wil5oncle7us at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 17:49:02 EST 2012


Back on this topic...

I ordered a few cheap Logitech webcams online. Anyone have any spare cams
(ideally UVC) I could borrow until they arrive (ie. this week)? The more I
have the better I can test out my ideas.

On 19 January 2012 09:17, Dale Pearce <dalep at microforte.com> wrote:

> When I was in Melbourne over Xmas, Harvey Norman had some no name brand
> webcams going for $9 ~ $15 each.
>
> Maybe check the Harvey Norman and similar places here, to see if they
> still have excess stock of stuff?
>
>
> On 18/01/2012 7:10 PM, Lachlan Horne wrote:
>
>> I have a project in mind and I need a few webcams. Requirements:
>> - Cheap, I need around 10 cameras, so less than $10 per camera would be
>> awesome
>> - Easy to get working in Linux (well, as far as this is possible)
>> - No streaming required, just decent res snapshots (1024x768 would be an
>> absolute minimum)
>>
>> Most importantly - anyone know what I should be looking for on DX or
>> Aliexpress to satisfy requirement 2?
>>
>> The end goal here would be to mount the cameras around the space and take
>> simultaneous snapshots from multiple angles, so I can hack up some
>> computer
>> vision wizardry and make something really cool out of the data.
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