Suitable webcams for displaying progress in the webui?
3DTyro last edited by
Based on DC42's experience with the Sannce camera, I bought 2 to test. I finally, after a little fiddling, got it to work just using the URL DC42 provided.
The port varies, as mine was different than DC42's example. I'm not sure if that's because the camera was on a different firmware revision, or if it is random. In any case, the app linked to showed not only the IP but the port as well.
I wasn't able to use the solution briangilbert suggested, though I am running Chrome, not FF.
Dougal1957 last edited by
yes that is true for chrome try adding this to the end of your Chrome URL
such as 192.168.0.120:18912/snapshot.cgi?loginuse=xxxxx&loginpas=xxxxxxxx&resolution=32 (still need the http preamble)
PS change the IP and Port to match yours.
You can also get one of those ELP 1280 * 720p IP cameras. Fairly cheap, decent resolution and works reasonably well with DWC. Configuring it was a bit of a pain in the neck though…
Mike, how do you hook up and configure the ELP 1280? This is exactly what I've been looking for as I do not want to use WiFi.
Took me a while to figure that one out. First, you'll need to connect to it - by default (for some reason) it has a fixed IP 192.168.1.10. So if your router assigns IPs in that range, make sure that it's not taken, otherwise just connect directly to the PC. After that you should log into the machine, but you'll need a browser with ActiveX support. In my case, I ended up installing old Internet Explorer just for that. Further setup is fairly trivial - you can switch the language to English, enable the DHCP support (seriously, why isn't it on by default…) and toy with the settings. The static jpeg image would be available at "http://your camera's IP/webcapture.jpg/command=snap&channel=0" and you should also check "Do not append extra HTTP qualifier".
Thank Mike. Something like this?
This one is probably more suitable:
What focal length do you use for sharpest image?
Got something similar to the 1st one, although I've got mine from Amazon. Can't say anything on the focal length - I ended up just adjusting the lens manually until my printbed was in focus.
Danal last edited by
maybe I'm just not searching correctly, but I'm having a heck of a time finding a camera that is suitable, and:
- On Amazon (USA)
All the ones I find are "too smart".
martins last edited by
another solution here is Raspberry Pi zerow or rpi3 or any (zerow+cam = cheapest option)
all you need is to install motioneyeos https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/wiki/Supported-Devices
after you connect to you network with it , just open IP asigned by dhcp for you
log in username admin password empty
few steps to setup fast network cam
after set fast network cam hit Apply button
copy url displayed in step 5
fill in DWC
and you get at the end
hope this helps someone
I'm using this solution too!
webdad last edited by
I've got the Zerow and the camera, just haven't had the time to start working on it. What case(s) are you using?
webdad last edited by
Oh I am so printing that. Thanks!
Be aware that the nut trap seems to be made for 1/8" or 3/8" (photo standard), and not M8… But you can use M6 (you will have to maintain the nut while screwing).
Scott_H last edited by
I'm using the Sannce ip camera mentioned on the wiki - $40 delivered to Australia, so cheaper than the pi+camera.
I was using the snapshot cgi method, but changed to using http://192.168.1.6:16325/videostream.cgi?loginuse=MyUserName&loginpas=MyPassword, and ticking the embed webcam stream under DWC settings.
Can confirm that this method works perfectly under chrome on windows.
If it doesn't work for you, changing the webcam update interval to, ie, 0.1 seconds may be a workaround.
I couldn't find the ip camera page on the new wiki, so am posting here.
JuJuDelta last edited by
I have found my RPi Zero W solution to be quite prone to uSD card corruption with power on/off.
I will try the Sannce Wireless IP camera.
Found it here £25 UK free delivery.
We missed the webcam page when we migrated the wiki, but it's now at https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/How_to_include_a_web_camera_image_in_Duet_Web_Control.
Scott_H last edited by
Ah thanks! Have added that information to the wiki. I attempted to follow the document formatting, though I am a wiki novice so…