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3.1. Project Overview

This project builds on the preceding projects by leveraging X10 switches, motion detectors, an X10 computer interface, and a custom Perl script. It also introduces several new components: wireless cameras, a video capture card, photo album software, and the Apache Web server software. Note that this project runs only on the Linux platform—just about any major Linux distribution should do fine.

With a little bit of effort, you could probably modify this project to run on a Windows system. The only component that I couldn't find was the Windows equivalent of the webcam tool that's part of XawTV. If you can find a command-line tool that saves a single picture file from your video capture card, you can make this project work in Windows.



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