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We're Wiring A Zoo!

You've likely seen my story about the Meerkat Kam where we live stream the Meerkats to YouTube via a UVC G2.  Well now we're back at it!  We're expanding the camera system at the Zoo!  To get started I'll show you a picture that has everything labed that we're using.  As we progress there will be pictures and updates and maybe some video.  You can follow along on Twitter (@WillieHowe) or Instagram (@howex5) too!



on ‎08-11-2017 01:07 AM

I thought your name looked familiar, turns out I'm subsribed to your youtube channel! 


Do you have to install that lot on your own? 


I know all about the perils of doing IT in a zoo:





on ‎08-11-2017 04:17 AM

Yup just three of us to do the install.  The existing network is all UBNT except the core switch which I also have a replacement for.

‎08-11-2017 08:16 AM - edited ‎08-11-2017 08:20 AM

Lincoln Park or Brookfield Zoo by chance?? Or is this also at the Peoria Zoo where the meerkat Kam was? Also a fellow Illinois native that follows your channel.


on ‎08-11-2017 11:40 AM



why did you choose Edge Switch 8 Port 150 VS Unifi 8 Port POE are they more reliable?  

on ‎08-12-2017 08:59 PM

@kdg44 The network there requires more configuration than the UniFi line can currently handle.  I'm doing routing, QoS, ACLs, etc...

on ‎08-12-2017 08:59 PM

@nbonk Nope not up North!

on ‎08-15-2017 12:18 PM

This looks awesomse!  What do you plan to use the twelve ethernet surge protectors on, just twelve of the outdoor cameras?

on ‎09-28-2017 10:46 AM

@BrettBandy The ESP are for the Isostations...

on ‎10-06-2017 06:48 AM

hope the instyall went with out any hitches im a subscriber too from the uk on your channel