Todd Sharp

Camp Counselor

Building a Pan/Tilt/Zoom Live Streaming Camera Rig for Under $100

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Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 3:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: African 50


If you've ever been in the market for a webcam that supports pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ), you'll know that it's pretty difficult to find one for under $1000. That's just silly, when we have the technology and APIs to build our own for around 100 bucks! In this session, you'll see how I used an XBox controller, Arduino, a few servo motors and some HTML and JavaScript APIs to build the whole assembly. Even if you don't need your own PTZ rig, you'll still learn about some really cool APIs that you may not be aware of that you can use to integrate your web application with external hardware and devices.

Take Aways

  • Learn how to interface a hardware device (Arduino) with a web page
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