pmeerw's blog

Sep 2008

Fri, 05 Sep 2008

Webcam: Logitech S5500

The first affordable webcam (34 eur) with reasonable quality: Logitech S5500. Up to 640x480 at 30 fps and up to 960x720 at 15 fps, supports MJPEG and YUV 4:2:2, has microphone and button and is supported by the Linux UVC driver.

Picture of my bookshelf (640x480), the alix2c3 can be seen on the right.

posted at: 19:37 | path: / | permanent link

Bluetooth GPS device for Apemap

Apemap is a mobile application for off-road navigation, not much use without a GPS receiver.

For testing, I enabled a Linux PC to act as a Bluetooth GPS device to which Apemap can connect. As is, the program ( provides NMEA GPS data from (Sunnyvale, CA, USA), but one could easily connect some other local GPS receiver.

posted at: 19:22 | path: /programming | permanent link

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