How to make a Teddy Bear Nanny-CamBy Andrew Gould 2 July 2009 | Categories: the diy dude
You can’t just put a camera in plain view though. What you really need is a clandestine agent, something that no one will ever expect.
Enter the cute teddy. That’s right, who would ever suspect that a cute little teddy has inside it a camera and microphone, strategically placed to catch would-be house- and baby neglecters unawares.
What you need :
You have to ensure that your teddy-cam does not look out of place; this means that you must very carefully unpick the stitching at the back of the teddy’s head.
I found this quite easy to do. Then remove the stuffing out of the head and set it aside.
Make sure that the teddy resembles the teddy you started off with, otherwise you may rouse suspicions.
You can then either sew the teddy back up again or, like me, just staple the back shut.
A good way of doing this is by placing the bear on a book-shelf and feeding the cable down the back of the shelf.
You’ll need quite a long extension cable, so you can attach the USB cable to a well hidden notebook.
The simplest way is to sign up to a service like stickam (www.stickam.com), where you can make your own channel and keep an eagle eye out. [AG]
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