Webcams are a great tool for staying in touch, particularly when it comes to keeping in contact with far-flung friends and family.
It was frustrating, but the result is awesome and totally worth it.If you set up your own webcam using my instructable, post a picture in the comments and I'll send you a digital patch and 3 month pro membership!Before you get started though, you might want to consider just downloading the Skype mobile video chat app: it's free and it'll let you make video calls direct from your phone.• A wifi connection (both your phone and computer need to be connected to the same wifi network) • A computer with Skype and either Google Chrome or Firefox installed • An Android phone running Android v2.2 or higher • The IP Webcam app (free from the Google Play store) • The IP Camera Adapter software for your computer (also free) Open the IP webcam app on your Android phone and tweak the settings to fit your needs.Manything is a free download from the App Store and comes with a completely free plan, allowing up to one camera and free recording (which is set to change later this year). Despite so many options to choose from, one of the best security camera applications available is IP Webcam.
There is a lite version available completely free of charge, but you will need to purchase the Pro version of the app for .99 to unlock all features.
If you don't have a webcam, but you do have a phone that runs Android 2.2 or higher you can use that instead.
All you need are a couple of pieces of software and a wifi connection.
Save the zip file to your hard drive, then double-click it and drag the OSD folder you find inside on to the desktop.
Open the OSD folder, double-click the setup file inside and follow the wizard, choosing to repair the OSD software when prompted.
In this troubleshooting guide, we reveal the steps you can take to get your Advent laptop Webcam If nothing happens, hold down the [Fn] key and press the function key marked OSD.