Standalone Eye-Fi upload

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Former Hack a Day contributor [Will] has been using a Eye-Fi SD card to automate his photo transfers. Unfortunately this requires using Eye-Fi’s software and talking to their servers. He used [Jeff Tchang]‘s replacement server written in Python to recieve the images from the card. [Will] manages his own online photo gallery using Gallery 2. To get the images uploaded, he added a call to GUP. Now all of his photos are transfered just as easily as with the standard Eye-Fi but without all of the middleman.

[photo: Eye-Fi teardown]

Comments

  1. Ryan says:

    Nice, exactly what I was looking for ^_^ I help out at a beauty pageant, and I was looking for a way to automate the photo gathering process. I’ve looked at the eye-fi before but didn’t like the need for the middle-man. Good job ^_^

  2. Mike says:

    It should be noted that for people using Windows that only want to upload pictures to their PC, your pictures don’t have to go through Eye-Fi’s servers.

    This is an awesome project though, since the python script should not only allow linux users to use the eye-fi card, but also allow far greater customization options than the standard software allows.

  3. trevor says:

    Does the eye-fi hardware(?) allow for files to be loaded onto the card instead of just downloaded from it? (Thinking to turn a digital pic frame into a wireless one)

  4. diablo250 says:

    Does it matter which version of the eye-fi that you have?

  5. Cedrick says:

    Does anyone have a way to manually configure the eyefi card without using the manager?

  6. Martin K. says:

    You still need to run some kind of software to get the card working. I’m waiting for a solution that turns your camera into a NAS device.

  7. Robert Chadwick says:

    I think there is an extra strong desire to hack these things. First, they are super-cool, and they are the only game in town. Second, the company seems like they just don’t get it. They refuse to even listen to those who want certain new features. They also seem to love selling you ‘Features’ which are really simply removing crippling restrictions. There’s a new Yahoo group that’s acting as a central point for all the work everyone’s doing, as well as actively trying to hack the firmware so that you can configure the card to connect directly to YOUR server, instead of having ALL your pictures running through Eye-Fi’s servers.

    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/EyeFiHacking/

  8. Timothy Plunkett says:

    Will this card handle .txt or data files???

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