You've always wanted to get into Alison's pants. Now
you can do it from the convenience of your own room, through a novel web
interface! Thanks to incredible new technology developed by the
experts at www.monzy.com, you can
now see what's going on in Alison's pants 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
|The heart of the Alison PantsCam is a PC/104
compliant single board computer (SBC). Manufactured by Tri-M
Systems, the computer is a low-power 486DX5-133 CPU, complete with a
C&T 65550 LCD controller, 4 TTL digital inputs, and a dual card PCMCIA
module. Together with its rechargeable 12-volt power supply, the
unit weighs less than 800 grams.
|The PCMCIA module on the PC/104 stack contains two cards, a Nogatech
Capture Vision™ video capture card and a WaveLAN Silver™ wireless
ethernet card from Lucent
Technologies. The WaveLAN card takes advantage of Carnegie
Mellon University's Wireless
Andrew initiative to provide the PantsCam system a wireless connection
to the internet at a speed of two megabits per second. The video
capture card is connected to small battery-powered CCD camera.
|The PC/104 system is running the Windows NT operating system and the
Apache/1.3.14 web server, along with a custom server application written
in C that uses the Microsoft Video for Windows (VFW) API to grab images
from the frame buffer, write them to disk as JPEG files at 160x120
resolution, and upload them to monzy.com
every five seconds.
||The entire assembly is strapped to Alison's belt and the camera is
inserted in her pants, providing the entire world a constant live video
feed of her underwear. A client-side Java applet automatically
refreshes the images of Alison's pants and provides a simple chat
interface for site visitors to discuss recent PantsCam developments.
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