Surveillance kites

Me and Eli have been talking recently about a project that is quite interesting to me, mounting a wireless surveillance camera on a kite and having it publish a live arial feed to a website (presumably, to offer arial surviellance to groups that could not afford it prior). So the main issue that we are dealing with now is the need for a low cost source of web cameras, with embedded webservers and 802.11x (or other alternatives). I was initially not sold on the plan of using a kite, because a balloon would offer a much more stable platform for the camera, but I am starting to realize that the cost of a weather ballon would be far to high, and the reasons for having a kite are stronger than just aesthetic, although aesthetic reasons are quite high.

anyways, here are some links of related projects, interesting technology and so on…

del.icio.us tag kite.cam

feel free to contribute.

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