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No Secrets Anymore (NSA for short)

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This is a quick art piece that incorporates an Arduino, data-logger shield, ttl camera, and an eye-fi SD card.   It's purpose is to let the NSA have easy visual access to my workshop.  My purpose is to illuminate the silliness of monitoring my boring life.  By bombarding themselves with data, the NSA have done us and themselves a disservice rather than focusing on real threats,  not to mention violated our civil rights in America.

This is a mash-up of others hard work and I owe them many thanks for their efforts.   Adafruit for the IOT Camera, Benjamin(On Thingiverse),  and the NSA for being such jerks.  The art I snagged was some random images search,  thanks to whoever created the original image.  

So where do the pictures go????.....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97265537@N03/

Have good look!!  And quit trying to control everything.
 
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Step 1: Parts

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Arduino Uno
Adafruit Datalogger Shield  http://www.adafruit.com/products/1141 
TTL camera  http://www.adafruit.com/products/397 
Eye-Fi SD card   http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Eye-Fi+-+Wireless+Conne
2X AAA Battery holder http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102735&filterName=Type&filterValue=AAA
AAA batteries
4-40 Machine screws and Nuts http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103301 
Gallery Wrap 8x10 canvas         $5 on sale at Michaels
small  screw to attach arduino holder and battery case
Black spray paint
Stencil...3D printed in this case(As a side note this made it really easy since I could just press print and move on to other parts of this project.  It little things like this that make the cost of a printer worthwhile.)

Step 2: The Canvas

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First thing is to print out your stencil and test it on some scrap paper.  
Once it looks good.  Tape everything off and spray your canvas.  
While it's drying, we can be printing the other parts and start working on the electronics.  

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:55821 Link for the stencil customizer 

Step 3: The electronics

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LadyAda has written a superb tutorial on how this works.  
http://www.ladyada.net/make/IoTcamera/ Read through this whole things and follow it step by step.

Disclosure:  I don't work for or with Adafruit,  I'm just a big fan who thinks they come up with amazing things and offer amazing service.  

Once you've got your electronics all set it's time to put it all together.  
astral_mage7 months ago
dont 4get u can use it to watch when ever some come in to the range of the unit. witha motion sensor hooked up.
rmarc1 year ago
Wait what exactly is this for again?
Grissini (author)  rmarc1 year ago
for?...nothing really. It's more of an art piece using arduino. Invading my own privacy so they NSA doesn't have to.