Hacked Gadgets Forum

December 30, 2008

Webcam Remote Control

at 5:22 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Funny Hacks


Rube Goldberg devices are great, this method of remote control reminds me of one of those devices. There sure are better and simpler methods of sending commands from one computer to the next however none would be as crazy as this idea (I mean that in a good way). 🙂 There was a computer show years ago that transmitted data in the top corner of the screen during the show, a suction cup sensor on the screen was used to retrieve the data. Who remembers what that show was called?

"This system allows remote control (via the internet) of actuators (motors, etc) at your home. It works by sensing changes in brightness at particular locations on your home computer screen (locations at which the sensors are taped). These changes in brightness are remotely controlled by you via a yahoo messenger webcam video feed between your work computer and your home computer."

Via: Hack a Day