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Offline blessingspointTopic starter

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camera advice and help
« on: May 10, 2015, 08:36:25 AM »
This place seems awesome I have always dabbled with robots and electronics. My new project is a remote lawn mower. My goal is to be able to mow from the house. So far I have the hardware side all done. Just ordered a sabertooth 2- 25 motor driver for my 2  power chair motors. I need advice and help with a camera system. Control of the mower will be done by rc radio. What are some options that are easy and cost effective  need about a 200 foot range non line of site I do have wifi at the house but not sure I want to go that way. Have some old routers I could use ect.

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Re: camera advice and help
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 09:14:47 AM »
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need about a 200 foot range non line of site I do have wifi at the house but not sure I want to go that way.
blessingspoint, as far as cost and ease of implementation goes, Wifi is the way to go. I use wifi on my project but with
my needed range of 600ft I needed an external antenna on both the router(mounted on mower) and wifi adapter(in house).

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Re: camera advice and help
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 01:32:03 PM »
Thanks for the reply can you tell me more about your setup with the wifi camera and router. There seem to be tons of cameras out there what camera worked for you?.  I am video dumb so to speak.

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Re: camera advice and help
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 02:18:53 PM »
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There seem to be tons of cameras out there what camera worked for you?
blessingspoint, because I have 5 cameras I have to use wired IP cameras (wired to the router).
I have 2 Dlink  DCS-920 that need to be wired because of the latency they cause, I have 3 Linksys
WVC80N, 2 are using wifi to the router, one is wired(router only has 4 inputs).

I have to make do with what I can find, there are tons of better cameras out there, just using outdoor
cameras save tons of frustrations, all of my cameras needed wide angle lens installed.

My current frustration is low quality video, I can't see what grass has already been cut on any of
my cameras. working with a line laser and webcam to resolve that issue. 



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