I have a bunch of x10 equipment that we have not been able to use. Specifically I have their wireless cameras and the receiver.
What I would like to do is to install the camera in the shed, the receiver in the basement, connect it to my linux box, and make a live webpage about those chicken with the webcam.
I own a website for kids www.algebra.com, and a live chicken cam would be quite complementary.
My main questions are:
1) The camera will be about 15 yards away from the receiver, separated by the shed walls, house wall, and basement wall. Is that too far for their camera to transmit images?
With a USB cable extender, I may be able to place the receiver to a more advantageous location if necessary.
2) Is there linux software that can grap images off x10 camera.
I can write perl scripts and such if necessary.