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News WiFi Camera eschews visible spectrum

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Any pictures online taken with this?
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    aye, pics or it didn't happen ;)
     
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    A bit fat "meh" to those piccies.
     
  6. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    yeah. i was expecting a dark photograph with cellphones, microwaves and the door leading to the computer chamber (where the wireless router is positioned) brightly illuminated...
     
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    Meh, I was expecting a "Dare Devil" type view of the video. Those pictures look like some one took a guess at what emits 2.4ghz radio waves and represented their views via MS Paint.
     
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    Just imagine an aerial view of London/Birmingham etc with this camera, you'd be able to see every wi-fi hot spot in the city, it isn't designed to pick out the routers or mobiles themselves, just the wi-fi signal comming off them so all you're ever gonna see is big blotches of colour...
     
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    They'd be better off using sonar or radarmapping for that..
     
  10. Dave Lister

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    Apart from making blurry desktop wallpapers it seems a bit useless.
     
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    2008? .....
     
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    I like the fact that there's a laptop mounted on the camera which transmits data via WiFi. Surely tha's going to cause some interference.
     
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    Look like its very low resolution so far. Judging by the pictures.
     
  14. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    You don't think they would have turned that off?

    And from the pictures, it appears each antenna was 'viewing' data from different WiFi access points, so I imagine the only interference from the laptop would be when it was showing the specific frequency that the laptop was communicating at (which could be avoided).
     
  15. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Or they just used the 5GHz band?
     
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    I think its cool and has some great potential in figuring out what is interfering with signal and so on.
     
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    they started out being very right in about how radio waves are similar to light, but then they missed the finer details and started with pseudo-science. radio waves are not blobs in the middle of the air like these pictures show.
    neither is light. It is scattered about and travels in straight directions. it is not suspended in air.
    they are all waves.
    that is why there are directional antennas. because radio waves can be concentrated towards a point, just like light can.
     
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    if you closely to can see ghosts...
     
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