Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

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Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby LePaul » April 6th, 2016, 12:39 pm

So after a few weeks of working on the CNC machine each night, I am wondering about a remote viewing, similar to OctoPrint.

The machine takes about 1 hour to create the aluminum part I am making. I usually set my timer and come back every 20 minutes to make sure the end mill hasn't broken and check the quality of the work.

Being it is cold out still, it would be nice to station a web cam on the machine and remotely view a live stream of how it is going!

Ideas?

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby Izzy » April 6th, 2016, 12:53 pm

If you have an old iPhone or iPod with camera, there are two apps, iCamSource & iCam Pro that allows you to set the 1st as the source camera and monitor on the other.
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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby LePaul » April 6th, 2016, 1:32 pm

I do have an old iPhone 4 I could purpose for that. But then I need to find a secure base/mount :) Always something

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby Izzy » April 6th, 2016, 2:44 pm

If only you could design and make something :roll:
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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby LePaul » April 6th, 2016, 2:50 pm

Printer is down...

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby Meduza » April 6th, 2016, 7:16 pm

Then CNC mill it ;)

Or take a raspberry pi with a raspberry pi camera and install MotionEyeOS: https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/wiki

Or just get at cheap ip camera, those are 20$ and up on eBay and are complete self-contained units.

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby LePaul » April 13th, 2016, 9:52 am

Thanks for the link...every lead helps!

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby LePaul » April 14th, 2016, 4:06 pm

Izzy wrote:If you have an old iPhone or iPod with camera, there are two apps, iCamSource & iCam Pro that allows you to set the 1st as the source camera and monitor on the other.


iPhone 4 doesn't have iOS 8 (only 7.x) Nuts

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby Izzy » April 14th, 2016, 4:46 pm

Sorry about that, it works well but you need to keep it plugged in as it drains the battery, I may look into the Raspberry Pi solution
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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby Amedee » April 15th, 2016, 3:13 am

I'll second Meduza here: don't over-engineer it.

A cheap IP cam and you will be good to go.
Raspberry Pi is a nice toy, but if you add the Pi, the cam, the SD-Card and the power supply it will cost you easily $80 which is more than a Foscam Full HD IP cam with IR illumination -- not to speak about the very cheap ones from the Bay...
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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby LePaul » April 15th, 2016, 8:36 am

IP cam....hadn't thought of that (which I thank you for the idea!)

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby Meduza » April 15th, 2016, 10:13 am

Get something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171768316636

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby Amedee » April 15th, 2016, 10:19 am

Or their indoor models (like the Foscam C1) which are less expensive...
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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby reibuehl » April 15th, 2016, 4:36 pm

Be careful with the newer Foscam cameras. Their app stores admin password, device ID and MAC address of the camera on a Foscam server and with this information, it is also possible to get the SSID and password of your wireless network. In addition, their IOS app apparently doesn't correctly validate SSL certificates so that you can exploit it with a man-in-the-middle attack. Unfortunately the article where I read it is only available in German, but for those of you who like to see the article, let me know - or buy it here :-)

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Re: Remote viewing only? (For CNC Machine)

Postby LePaul » April 19th, 2016, 9:52 am

Ugh Goole translated the page but like most translators, it is not coherent. I'll let someone else summarize :)


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