Monday, December 3, 2007

Fish School Webcam - Behind the Scenes

John Campbell from Seattle emailed us to ask a very good question. He wrote:

> How does your webcam setup work?"

The technology behind the Fish School webcam is a Philips USB camera on a tripod beside Comet's 10 gallon tank. The camera is connected to a Dell Latitude laptop, located in the cabinet under the tank (see photos).

The laptop connects wirelessly to the internet. It streams images to our webcam website, hosted by It is a really nice webcam hosting service - easy to set up, virtually 100% uptime, and best of all, its free!

The webcam is live 24/7, but the light is only on from 6am to 10:30pm Eastern Time. Comet usually puts on two shows a day, at around 6:30am and 9:00pm. The clock behind the tank shows the current time, and next show time.

Be sure to check it out, and email us to tell us when you'll be watching!


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