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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       07-07-2005, 1:17 PM Reply   
This is kind of interesting. Hyperlite has installed a webcam at Radar Lake that provides a pretty good quality picture. Unfortunately, it's at the opposite end of the lake from most of the sliders, so you really can't see much if somebody is hitting one.

That being said, I just logged on and saw somebody being pulled by a PWC hit one of the sliders. Pretty cool feature, especially since it's free! :-)

http://70.89.137.49/
Old    Alain (ak4life)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-07-2005, 1:33 PM Reply   
hmm.. the page won't load for me.. i can ping 70.89.137.49 though.. wonder what's up..

anyway, it sounds like a cool idea, do you know how the cam is connected to the internet?
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-07-2005, 1:38 PM Reply   
Yeah I can't get it to load either.
Old    hyperlitenerd (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-07-2005, 2:21 PM Reply   
it says the conection is refused, so i am guessing they didnt want the public to get to it.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-07-2005, 2:44 PM Reply   
Just keep trying. The connection is probably refused when the number of people connected has reached it's limit. I was able to get on after trying several times.

Alain, the camera takes a snapshot and compresses it into JPEG format. It then FTPs the image to a server and a Java app downloaded to your computer gets the JPEG and displays it.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       07-07-2005, 2:50 PM Reply   
I'm betting that it doesn't take that many connections and we've just overloaded it. It worked the first time I clicked on it, but now it says the page cannot be displayed.
Old    Nate Hudson (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       07-07-2005, 2:53 PM Reply   
this thing is sweet!!!!
Old    Blair (twitch)      Join Date: Dec 2004       07-07-2005, 2:55 PM Reply   
im watching it right now... its butta out there but i havent seen a thing move.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-07-2005, 3:15 PM Reply   
there are two buttons on top. One is mute the other is to move the camera and zoom in. You can see the whole lake. There is a girl on the sun deck with 2 dogs. A jetski is pulling a rider hitting sliders. Very cool Dave. Thanks for the link
Old    Alain (ak4life)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-07-2005, 3:21 PM Reply   
hey John, so the feed is a series of jpeg images, that's cool, but do you know how the camera is connected to the Internet? i wonder if it's just an ethernet cable running into a router then to a cable/dsl modem or something like wi-fi to the router or a cellular modem over a cellular network or something.. anyway, it doesn't really matter, it's just cool..
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-07-2005, 3:37 PM Reply   

Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-08-2005, 6:32 AM Reply   
Oh sure Dave, those of us that live here can only dream of ever hitting that lake.

I have a better chance of hitting the lottery than getting a pull there.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-08-2005, 7:00 AM Reply   
Alain, It's probably connected just like you said. You can buy cameras that capture an image, compress it into a JPEG, and then FTP to a server. You just give it a server address and a capture period.
Old    Sheri (melty_1)      Join Date: May 2005       07-08-2005, 12:07 PM Reply   
Hmmm....looking at this right now and it's showing what looks like someone's bedroom! lol - maybe I'll see some good riding! yeah - i'm serious...the cam has been moved inside???
Old    dusty            07-08-2005, 8:50 PM Reply   
I wanna go there!!!
Old    dbritto1977            07-08-2005, 9:35 PM Reply   
Thats cool!!!
Old    stereor102            07-14-2005, 5:00 PM Reply   
it dose not work anymore

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