We want to recover, restore and preserve Victorian candy making equipment and techniques before the skills and equipment are lost. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 4, 2012.
Streaming Candy Making
I've spent that extra money that we raised above our goal on some since streaming equipment. So starting this coming weekend with any luck, I plan to stream candy making live. The URL when we are up will be at www.Justin.tv/loftypursuits
I built the system around a small net-top with Ubuntu installed on it and a Logitech c525 720i camera and a 40 inch lcd TV. The system is setup to stream and super-impose our logo with a one touch control and to put the video image up on the screen for the people in the store to see, as it is sometimes hard to see what we are doing from the front. An overhead view will help.
I expect glitches, it is a new system. The next thing to do is to install some code to update facebook when the camera goes live. So if you follow us on facebook, we'll let you know when we go live, since we are not always making candy.
That candy video we posted has been viewed by a ton of folks and we got another mention in the NY Times food blog because of it. We're in the process of upgrading the website to better reflect our new packaging. I'll post photos soon.
Thanks again. I bet you thought you'd heard the last of me when we hit our goal. Not a chance. We still have to get the candy museum online :) But the streaming of our Public Confections is higher on the list.
I leave you with a 2nd video of us making candy. This time wedding candy with letters in it. I promise I'll have video of us using the machines soon. I aslo give you the test shot of the webcam. Pardon the mess.