Who is Looking at You? The CUBE is an Open Source IP Cam Under Your Control

The CUBE is a small, low-powered, open source IP camera. Whether you’re a parent looking for a FOSS baby-camera, a privacy oriented shop keeper, home owner looking for a security camera, or perhaps a tinkerer needing a camera for your drone – the CUBE can be the device for you. Featuring an 5MPx Omnivision sensor and IR LEDs for night vision, as well as Power Over Ethernet, and a microphone, the use-cases for this little camera are limitless.

Being a FOSS device means that the CUBE remains under your, and only your, control at all times. This is a rather important factor for a device that has a camera and a microphone installed, wouldn’t you say?

Features and Specifications

Allwinner S3 Cortex-A7

128MB DDR3

128Mb SPI Flash

mSD slot

5 MPx OV5640 sensor

10/100M Ethernet

802.11 b/g/n WiFi

Bluetooth 4.1

USB 2.0

26 pin GPIO header


Passive Power Over Ethernet (PoE)

Interchangeable M12 lens type (wide, fisheye, zoom, etc.,)

IR LEDs for night vision

Optional 4.5″ RGB LCD screen

Battery support

Power Over Ethernet

Power the Pinecube using Power Over Ethernet

Night Vision

With built-in IR the Pinecube can see in the dark


Built-in Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi

26 GPIO Pins

GPIO pins to allow further functionality in your project