Learn about Lockpicking from a Toool.. member

Would you like to learn about lock picking? Come to our meeting Tuesday July 10th @ 7pm.

The meeting will feature a talk from a member of Toool.us (The Open Organization of Lockpickers), Steve Beck.

Steve will cover three topics, two of which are a little more hands on-ish, the first will be a basic lockpicking talk, the second will be a re-keying talk with a demo and the third will be about making your own picks with a demo.

Stick around after the talk for socializing and Makery Shenanigans.

Directions to the Makery

HTC TouchPro as Wireless Webcam

I’ve started to accumulate quite a heap of old smartphones, and would really like them to either get useful or get gone. It was my initial intent to “simply” hook one up as a networked webcam, and have it serve images via HTTP, not unlike the units sold by everyone from Axis to Panasonic.  Sadly, however, this proved more complicated than I’d imagined.

After quite a bit of procrastination and some help from the guys down at the Makery, I found a package called WebCamera Plus, which only partly fit the bill.  Half of this packages’ functionality requires a client installed on a PC, where the actual web serving happens.  Without that “server” PC, the best it can do is FTP photos out on a timed basis.

Adding insult to injury, about the time I was ready to bite the bullet and spend the $20 on this thing, the company sorta disappeared.  On the upside, the company’s website did resurface a few weeks later, with the software now priced at $9.99.  The decision had already been made, however, to go in a different direction.