How to make a pet monitor out of an old smartphone

Peace of mind without the high cost of specialized hardware.

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Dog and cat cameras are one of modern life’s greatest luxuries for pet owners. Checking in on Fido to make sure he’s not chewing up the couch? Without buying a whole home security setup? Incredible.

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This peace comes at a price, though. A high price. With few exceptions, pet cameras are pretty expensive. Same goes for any sort of robot companions. They’re smart and pricey.

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