We are from time to time asked to provide webcam functionality on websites often with the camera is difficult locations. A recent example is the Windmill at Windmill Hill in East Sussex (see http://windmillhillwindmill.org/weather-station/) where we integrated both a weather station and webcam and provided both live and time lapse video delivered via an ADSL connection.
To allow us to further hone our skills working with webcams and for a bit of fun, we’ve decided to fit a series of webcams to the chicken runs at our MDs house.
In the spirit of our green aspirations we will try to build as much of this project using spare equipment we have at the office. We plan to run 5 separate cameras to cover the various runs. Because of the lack of wired networking in the chicken houses we will run a point to point wireless connection to extend the home network out to the outbuildings and then wire the cameras.