Having read about the ESP8266 NTP clock in previous issues of Nuts & Volts, an idea came to mind to construct an interface camera using the ESP8266. In this project, we used an old Android phone as a camera source and linked to an ESP8266 based webserver. The phone acts as a camera server and the ESP8266 web server acts as a client to the camera server. The webserver displays the live webcam on its web page.
An open garage door is an invitation for thieves and vandals. And don’t forget the mischief birds, cats, raccoons, and other animals can cause in your garage. No problem! This handy device will close it automatically for you.