June 12, 2013

Make your own PC-controlled pan-tilt for security cameras

 If you have a few security cameras watching over your world but they're fixed in one position, the following project can offer you a way to add motorised position control for up to four cameras and control them from a PC. Instructables user "shadowinfinity" describes how to use a pair of servos to add a pan/tilt interface to an existing camera , and has also supplied PC software to control up to four at once. So you can have quite a professional setup without the cost and (hopefully) had fun by doing it yourself!

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