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March 20, 2011

Budgie Cam is up!

Click the picture above to get a real-time snap.


This project took me about 4 hours to do.  I have an old Nokia n82.  Its motherboard was damaged.  Nice phone, just doesn't like being immersed in water for any reason.  So it won't hold a charge, even with a new battery.

The software was hard to run down.  I need some streaming software, but can't find it for free anymore.  Nokia pretty much gave up its support for Symbian S60 3rd edition OS. (Yeah thats what happens with proprietary software.  Your hardware becomes useless when its not profitable anymore.)

So... I finally found a copy of Nokia's Web Server (discontinued) and installed it on my phone.  I couldn't get it configured for a couple of hours, and a factory reset was the only way I could solve it.

I got a nice 600ml soda bottle and cut a window and put the phone in there.  It is now more or less weather-resistant.  Well, at the very least the budgies won't poop on it.

Here it is installed:

A new lease of life for old electronics.

   : )

OH... Just in case you get a black picture.  Budgies are on India Standard time