Armory Cam

A few nights ago some friends were over and we were doing some Armory Square people watching at the window. Someone joked about putting a camera up, and I hadn’t really thought of that idea before.

I snagged a camera on Amazon a few minutes after that, and got it in the mail a few days later. It’s a Foscam FI9821W. I didn’t do a ton of research on it first, but this one was pretty cheap compared to alternatives like Dropcam.

A few nights later, Ryan bought his first domain name (armorycam.com) we launched the first version of Armory Cam. We’re not exactly sure what the plan’s going to be for this site. Brian and Ryan and I are still trying to figure out ways we can improve the robustness of our streaming setup and actually stream video instead of just one image at a time.

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UPDATE 1/25/2015: Ryan and I were looking through some old drone footage from this summer when my friend Edward came up from NYC for a few days and brought his DJI Phantom.

Ryan suggested we release the video with ArmoryCam.com watermarked on it to get some extra attention to the site. So, here it is:

5 thoughts on “Armory Cam”

  1. Hello! Just thought I would leave a comment to tell you that I love the Armory Cam. It lets me peek at my favorite spot in my native Syracuse from the comfort of my sunny office in Virginia. I appreciate your effort, thank you!

  2. I’m curious about what kind of research you did concerning peoples privacy before setting this up. Is it actually legal to just set up a camera out your window? What about people who don’t want to appear on camera?

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