Just bought a new webcam as the old Wanscam is getting past it’s sell by date.
The new cam is a Huacam HCV725 Dome Camera.
It is running on test at the moment and can be viewed on the web site.
The daytime performance is quite good, but unfortunately it was unusable at night as there were reflections from the IR LED’s getting into the lens and causing flare.
I cured this temporarily by putting some black insulation tape on the body of the camera where the glass is held in. It isn’t very pretty but it works.
I will get the matt black paint out and make a more permanent job of it before it goes live.
Another job to do is to build some sort of shelter to try and keep the rain and snow off the lens.
I’m going to mount it upside down, so it will look a bit like a frog eye and needs some form of protection.
Things have been hectic recently.
As usual I had a busy time at the day job when I took my turn at being Engineer on Call.
I have been meaning to update the web site to the latest php scripts for some time and managed to get it done this weekend.
It was very out of date with a couple of pages not working correctly due to changes made to the sites Batley Weather gathers some of the data from.
I have been trying to keep things going on the fly, but decided I needed to apply all the new script updates in one go.
The good news is there are now some very nice gauges to look at and of course this blog!
The Earthquake data page has also had a makeover and now uses Google Maps.
I still have some tidying up to do which is something I end up doing constantly anyway.