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Blog entry by mot posted 07-27-2007 05:21 AM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Folks,

I’m just screwing around with technology. I’ve just spent a little time setting up the “Lathe Cam.” I’m not sure it will see any action tonight, but it was fun to setup!

I'm going to try and setup a more permanent shop cam for a couple of reasons. I'm in the shop late at night while my wife is doing her paperwork. I've had a couple of accidents in the shop. Just minor, but I have come up the stairs bleeding with my hand wrapped in shop towels. My wife felt that it might be nice to be able to see what I'm doing down there. You know, a baby monitor for the kids...a baby monitor for the husband.

Anyway, a second reason is just to fiddle around with current web technology and to provide some light humor. I'm going to fiddle around with some turning tonight, just making a mess.

Cheers!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)



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DrSawdust

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#1 posted 07-27-2007 05:49 AM

Excellent job on the installation. Technology is sooo cool.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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Aubster

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#2 posted 07-27-2007 05:49 AM

This is cool. Do you sing and dance too.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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mot

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#3 posted 07-27-2007 05:51 AM

I’ve been known too. :)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 07-27-2007 06:06 AM

I will keep my eyes peeled on the Midnight Mot Monitor. Be careful down there.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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woodspar

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#5 posted 07-27-2007 06:21 AM

What number should we call when we see something going wrong?

By the way, if you left it on all the time we could catch David in the act when he uses CTS to steal – uh borrow your tools.

-- John

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#6 posted 07-27-2007 06:50 AM

This could be fun. I’ll have to check it earlier in the day.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#7 posted 07-27-2007 06:58 AM

It actually works pretty good. It’s finally cooler here this evening, so I’m going to bed. I used a small miniDV video camera for the shop cam that is hooked via firewire to my computer. It seemed to work pretty good. I’m not sure that camera can take the dust though. I might have to rethink it a bit. Just messing around.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 07-27-2007 08:50 AM

John, I had that same thought. Mot you should write your Ph. no. on the back of your smock, really large.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 07-27-2007 08:59 AM

Darn – I missed it!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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oscorner

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#10 posted 07-27-2007 09:18 AM

I missed it too! :^(

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 07-27-2007 11:40 AM

me too :(
You need to get up early in the morning and do a morning show :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 07-27-2007 01:09 PM

Mot, we’ve talked about the cameras before. Good to see it going, but I missed it. Concerning the dust, I thought about hight quality security cameras. You can buy a switching station to change the view if you have more than one camera. There is even some with remotes. My regular video camera is still going. I did lose audio and can’t figure it out (its at the computer). If you get a chance check out my camera on my Current Projects page
Sorry I missed it, I'll have to check back.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://www.wwbeds.com/#!current-projects/c3c1

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#13 posted 07-29-2007 05:55 AM

ooh, yeah, multiple cameras! one set on close up to the work, a wider angle of the shop, and one you can sing or talk into…

I was about to let all my magazine subscriptions lapse (or most of them anyhow) and put those funds into the online FWW site… but the way we’re evolving here, I may not have to.

we’re learning and sharing in leaps and bounds… and we’re still just as friendly and encouraging as we were back when we didn’t need a “pulse” to keep up with the posts and comments.

I don’t think you’ll need the security camera to keep David out of the shop with the CTS so much as just keep dibs on who has what ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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