Church excavation for the Landesgartenschau 2012
Create a platform that creates timelapse videos of an excavation site in Giessen, Germany. This should be visible on the web and also on a monitor next to the building site
- CCTV Cam/Radio Relay
- AJAX/All things Web
- Bash Scripting
This was a really fun project. The idea was to set up a wireless camera on top of the steeple so it sends images to a webserver. That server renders the images to a film and then displays it on a website that can also be looked at next to the excavation site. There was no network/wireless on the steeple, hence we had to get something usable up there. GSM was not an option as we were generating too many images. As a result we set up a directional wireless-lan antenna to send images to a shop next to the steeple which then sent it on to the webserver.
We generated a new film every day. The users next to the excavation site could easily control the monitor by scanning a QR code on screen.
That opened a website with a remote control on their phone. They could switch between the full film, the last month and in addition general information about the excavation.
Do you have everything you need up there before you walk up these >100 steps?