A historical note on the March 2009 webcam shutdown is below.

Engineering Mall Northwestern Garage
PMU From Street Level Construction of Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology
Lawson Commons Area Lawson CS Building Room B148
Lawson CS Building Room B156 Lawson CS Building Room B131
Large Scale Civil Engineering (Bowen) Lab Rawls Room 1062
The Window in Steve Plite's Office Prime Lab Cam Empty Cell


  Where did all the cams go?  

On the afternoon of March 5th 2009 a message was sent to Purdue's security team list instructing the system administrators from every department to bring down the webcams in their networks for 24 hours. No explanation was given, but I also disabled this site just in case.

After 24 hours a few, but not all, of the cameras were restored. Forty eight hours later I restored the page. I do not know if/when any of the missing cameras will return.

Update: It has come to my attention that the shutdown of the webcams may have been related to the arrest and subsequent federal indictment of Ashton Lundeby. It is unclear exactly what purpose would be served by disabling the cams on the night of Lundeby's arrest.

Final Update: Lundeby was sentenced to 22 months of time-served.



  Thanks  

A special thanks to my webcam spotters:
Andy Brezinsky
Terry Ott
Rick Kennell
Andy Sydelko
Rich Redman
Ben Wolfe
Stephen Foulkes
Brian Lynch
Brian Brinegar
Timothy Johnson
Josette Torres
Nathan Heck
• Mark Garman
Dr Jeff Rattray
Alex Hanna
Andrew Sydelko
• Joseph Dalrymple
Aaron Lint
James O'Cull
• Jedediah Frey
• Ryan Miller
Tim Watson
Jevin Sweval
• Marc Ridilla
• David Dull
Keep them coming.

  See Also  

College of Engineering Cameras
College of Technology Cameras
Krannert Cameras

Current Sunlight

k133-199.mgmt.purdue.edu has Captures from the a whiteboard in Rawls 3098
cs175-whiteboard.cs.purdue.edu has Captures from the a whiteboard in CS 175
k133-206.mgmt.purdue.edu (shown above as Rawls 2058) claims to support audio via ActiveX!?!? I am a Linux person so no ActiveX for me. Can any windows people confirm this?

  Broken Webcams  

The page brokencams.py contains links to cameras around purdue which are not functioning for one reason or another. If you know who the proper administrator of one of these cameras is please notify them so they can restore it to working order. Please notify me also so that I can restore them to their rightful place on this page.




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