Control a web based pan tilt cam

I’ve loooked through the forum and I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for.
What I’m tring to do is control a pan tilt webcam with a website.
The hardware I have is a Mini Maestro, a pan tilt kit with 2 HiTec hs 422 servo’s .
All hook up to a Icop ebox 4300 running windows xp.
What I need help with is the software for both the pc and the website.
If anyone can help or point me in the right direction.

Thanks for the help


The easiest place to start is to learn to make a web application that can call a command-line script; then you can use usccmd.

- Ryan

Thanks you the info. Do you know of any tutorials or examples.

Most programming languages have an command that is usually called “exec,” which runs command-line commands. For example, PHP or Ruby have it. You should be able to find tutorials about making web applications on Google. There are tons of tutorials and, unfortunately, I don’t have a good canonical one to suggest.

- Ryan

I would really like to a write a Vb program that would take the output from a website and pass it along to the micro maestro. But I’m really having a hard time getting started . I have YAWCAM to stream the video and I can add code the the servers web page but I’m not sure where to start with the software on the pc connected to the micro Maestro.

It looks like Visual basic has a way to run command-line commands. The command is called “exec.”

- Ryan