Arduino capability question

Howdy,

I am looking for solutions for providing a remote camera setup. I want to fetch images from the camera via usb, send them out via ethernet.

I would like the hardware (and software) to be as open as possible.

To someone with more experience than myself, does it sound like Arduino would have a role in this?

If not, could someone suggest better locations to enquire?

Thanks, Kent

The arduino could be setup to operate a camera and monitor a PIR sensor which would tell it when to snap a picture. It hasn't got the horse power to send that data over the internet without an expensive module. It can do bluetooth but that's even more expensive.

I think you're looking for a single board computer, something that can run UC linux and would be able to operate a usb web cam. Then all you'd need would be GSPY http://gspy.sourceforge.net/ Or better http://www.zoneminder.com/

Single board computers that run linux. IMHO avoid the jackasses that won't give you a price online. http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8498487406.html

Hi Kent,

Howdy,

I am looking for solutions for providing a remote camera setup. I want to fetch images from the camera via usb, send them out via ethernet.

I have and like this board. http://www.acmesystems.it/?id=4 There is a tutorial for streaming pictures from a webcam to the wire-bound ethernet. (sadly streaming over WLAN does not work yet on the FoxBoard)

Eberhard

The Arduino can do anything except the following: - It cannot create good sound. Old Nintendo style is the best you can get. - It cannot process video at all. Far too much data. - It cannot make you coffee (yet). ;)

wrong on the coffee one

http://woip.blogspot.com/2007/12/when-computing-meets-coffee.html

LOL beat me to it. ;)

wrong on the coffee one

http://woip.blogspot.com/2007/12/when-computing-meets-coffee.html

Hi Kent,

Howdy,

I am looking for solutions for providing a remote camera setup. I want to fetch images from the camera via usb, send them out via ethernet.

I have and like this board. http://www.acmesystems.it/?id=4

There is a tutorial for streaming pictures from a webcam to the wire-bound ethernet. (sadly streaming over WLAN does not work yet on the FoxBoard)

Eberhard

I appreciate the responses.

It makes sense that to do what I want to do, it's best to start with an operating system, there certainly are lots of choices.

The foxboard looks like a great place to start.

Thanks, Kent