The snowcam runs on the following gear:
- A Dell Mini 10 netbook, running linux
- A Canon EOS T1i Camera, connected to the netbook via USB
- A 4G cellular connection
When the cam is active, the netbook uses gphoto2 to command the camera to take a photo. The raw image data is then pulled off the camera, auto-processed into a JPG with a visible UTC timestamp with ImageMagick, then uploaded to this server.