The clubhouse is now equipped with a Workbench Cam!
Remember these evenings where everyone crams around the table at the front of the hall to witness the opening an interesting box or the soldering iron trying to fix a broken device. And how about these lectures where the presented gear is on the table and only the first row can see, well with our new Workbench Cam, the action can now be projected on our main screen using the video input of our projector! During a lecture, the display can be toggled between the PowerPoint presentation and the camera using the projector remote control. It can also be used as a magnifier glass for people who forgot their glasses!
In the spirit of amateur radio, the set-up has been constructed with components from the disposal table, except for the paper towel rack ($2 at the Salvos): an old 15V computer PSU, and old celling security camera, odd wires and plugs. A video cable from the project had already been routed to the filing cabinet when the projector was installed.
The workbench cam can also be used to beam the radio shack activities using the feedline to the front of the room on the patch panel.