[AG-TECH] Cheap Video Cameras

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Wed May 29 11:19:10 CDT 2002

I'll be on vacation up near Don soon.  If anybody wants to do this, let
me know.  I'd be happy to work on it with him and see if we can make it
work ;-).

--Ivan, in favor of the local operator override for this kinda thing

-----Original Message-----
From: Roberts, Ian E [mailto:ian.roberts at pnl.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 11:09 AM
To: 'Don Morton'; judson at mcs.anl.gov
Cc: 'Randy Groves'; 'Sergeant A. G. Tech'; 'David Hobbs'; 'Borries
Subject: RE: [AG-TECH] Cheap Video Cameras

Forget wheels, you need one of *these* http://www.rc-cam.com/rc-cam4.htm

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Morton [mailto:morton at cs.umt.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 6:58 AM
To: judson at mcs.anl.gov
Cc: 'Randy Groves'; 'Sergeant A. G. Tech'; 'David Hobbs'; 'Borries
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Cheap Video Cameras

"Ivan R. Judson" wrote:
> Hey Don,
> Exactly right, the critter cam is a usb camera, just need a usb port
> (I got mine for $69 at fryes), the iBot was more expensive, $139, but 
> it's firewire, you need a firewire port.  The USB are more common, for

> sure.

Thanks everybody, for your input!  I like the idea of a "critter cam"
(sounds kind of appropriate for a place like Montana that has lots of
anyway!!) and may just get one myself and try it out locally.

Then, I need to start working on the high-powered camera jury rigs that
Marty keeps suggesting to me so we can give you some REAL wildlife shots
now and then! Marty's best suggestion, which I don't think he posted
publicly (sorry Marty, but it's so funny I HAVE to share it), is to 
mount a camera on a robot and have it chase the deer around on the
mountain!! Would whoever had the robot/camera at SC Global be willing to
donate it for such a noble cause?  Does it have 4-wheel drive?? :)
Don Morton                   http://MRoCCS.cs.umt.edu/~morton/
Department of Computer Science       The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812 | Voice (406) 243-4975 | Fax (406) 243-5139

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