[olug] WebCam scarcity (was: Re: RHCSA Bad New/Good News)

Christopher Cashell topher-olug at zyp.org
Thu Aug 20 09:59:43 CDT 2020

 On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 9:29 PM Dave Thacker <dthacker9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm setting an empty office at my wife's office for a test site.   Nothing
> on the walls, etc.   With the crunch of Covid related remote learning,
> external Web Cams have gotten expansion and scarce.    Hopefully I'll be
> done with this in the next few weeks.

Interesting timing, I was talking to some coworkers about that just the
other day, and one of the guys shared a video he'd taken with a cheap
little Wyze camera of some animals on his property.  That got me thinking
that it's too bad you can't use a Wyze camera as a webcam, and a little
Googling found mention that the Wyze folks have released an updated/hacked
firmware for exactly that purpose:


I haven't tried it yet (planning to give it a shot tomorrow), but it'll be
useful if it works!  I'm guessing I'm not the only one with a cheap Wyze
camera or two floating around.


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