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When ever I see a camera that uses Ethernet for it's communication to computers I cringe for one reason mainly. Even though they are using a universal standard for the communication part, the manufacturers can and do stupid shit to brake there 'natural' computability with every OS.

The most wildly used step in the wrong direction one is using a ActiveX controller for any thing.

The most stupid thing they could do is require some crazy software to be installed to use it despite A not needing a driver for the camera and B the camera is running a web server any way.

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bit expensive though. Would be a tad cheaper to go to radio shack, get a $20 rc car and mount a battery powered wifi camera to it, maybe something similar to this http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=1829304

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Nice! Well let us know how it goes vector. We've been pestering the hak5 crew to get an internet-drivable robot in the hakhouse. Thinkgeek offers this geeky but even-more-pricey version:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/8698/

And this is going to require a bit more haktastic skills to enable internet control (like a controller board to close the right circuits on the remote control, and a video card to capture the camera) but it's cheap ...

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/8698/

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bit expensive though. Would be a tad cheaper to go to radio shack, get a $20 rc car and mount a battery powered wifi camera to it, maybe something similar to this http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=1829304

It's controlled over wifi too, so it's not just buy a wifi camera and a $20 rc car.

I've wanted one of these since before they where even available to buy, but I just don't have the money for one :(

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bit expensive though. Would be a tad cheaper to go to radio shack, get a $20 rc car and mount a battery powered wifi camera to it, maybe something similar to this http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=1829304

yeah see ive been there done that already, but the specs on these are far better than any of my DIY cam cars or any that ive seen. these can operate autonomously, return to their charging stations on their own, you can log in from any web enabled device and control and or view the camera remotely, among other thing. they are pretty dope.

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heres a short little clip of some video i shot with one of them at an outdoor mall.

http://la.gg/v/cam_car_outdoor_mall.asf

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I block la.gg in my hosts file as it comes up as a spyware site on my pc, so I can't see any of the images anyway..lol

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