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My homemade CyberQ Wifi

yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
edited January 2013 in EggHead Forum
So since I don't have a fancy CyberQ WiFi I decided to make a little utility that uses my computer's webcam to send picture messages of my maverick to my cell phone every 10 minutes or so. Decided to do a brisket tomorrow so now I can just run this and get updates on my phone. Saves me a few bucks and only took 10 minutes or so to do. Doesn't have any fancy bells or whistles, but I get what I need wherever I am.

This utility runs on the computer with the webcam pointing to the maverick
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And this is what I get on my phone
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What do you think?
Dunedin, FL
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  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 572

    Great work... check out what this guy has done with a DIY Cyber Q wifi... It seems like you may have the skills to actually build one...

    http://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?22136-LinkMeter-v2-Homebrew-BBQ-Controller-Part-1

     

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    edited January 2013

    BigWader said:

    Great work... check out what this guy has done with a DIY Cyber Q wifi... It seems like you may have the skills to actually build one...

    http://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?22136-LinkMeter-v2-Homebrew-BBQ-Controller-Part-1

    That looks really interesting. I've priced out some parts a few weeks ago that I would use for trying an building my own, but I think I would have spent more than if I just bought the cyberq. Oh well. It may not have automatic temperature control (which I guess makes my title for the thread misleading), but at least I'll know when I need to go check on the grill.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 572
    @yzzi up here in the snowy frozen, or raining and damp (this weekend) North - anything that helps not go outside is a blessing.

     

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I probably shouldn't tell you that my 10 day forecast is all upper 70's and 80's then.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 572

    yeah that's quite enviable.  I like the snow - I don't like the temp swings our winters have become.  This weekend 13'C (60F) and 1/2-1 inch of rain.  If that was snow - well I'd be hunkering down but still hard letting the dog out and cleaning paws all "winter" long because everything is mud.

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,216
    Creative...love it.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,419
    Nifty. I have used the webcam on my laptop and an app called join me. Its basically a way to share screen views, so whatever my laptop monitor is showing, comes up on my phone's web browser. But I think I like your idea better. 

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