When my girlfriend and I had our first baby in August, we were looking at solution for a baby monitor, but dang those things are expensive. On top of that most monitors could not give us the features we wanted.
Those features are:
– Long range (we have a very large garden)
– No real receiver device to charge, take, … (device independent)
– Ease of use
– 1 wire
We were talking about 350 euro for a baby monitor that could deliver this. So I decided to build my own using a raspberry pi, a webcam and a wifi stick.
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