If you want to unleash your inner geek and use your webcam to tweak
and dabble with configurations, settings, imaging, etc. HasciiCam
is for you. It grabs images from your webcam and saves them as
ASCII files (text files) in your computer. You can set up a web
page that refreshes at a predefined interval and use your ASCII
files that it receives from your camera. Don't expect the crispest
of output from this program but certainly expect fun results."