Let's say you have an XO laptop from One Laptop Per Child. And you want to record events in your surrounding environment. Activity that may occur when you're not around. How could you make the XO laptop a remote sensing device?
First we have an interesting hack by Edward Robinson that turns the X0 laptop into a spy camera:
After jumping onto the #OLPC freenode irc room and asking them a few questions I was quickly able to write this python program.cron job and upload pictures from outside my apartment window every hour.But what if you want your XO Spy Cam to be motion activated, not time lapse photography? Then you need to use the motion detection settings by Quozl. While not as pretty as Edward's time-based system, you do have the option of viewing the results from afar if you:
access the webcam view in a web browser, using a URL composed from the IP address or host name, followed by port 8081, for example http://example-xo-1.laptop.org:8081/Either way, this is a cool new use for the XO and bound to open up all kinds of learning across the globe.