Hacking the Stem iZON Camera
(initially kicked off by this meh.com forum thread)
The Stem iZON was a cheap camera that Meh.com sold a while back. What they couldn't sell, they unloaded in Fukobukuro bags of clearance goods, which is how I got mine.
iZON has since closed down, so these cameras can't be used through the manufacturer's terrible app-as-a-service any more, but the on-board system is still wide open for personal use - you just need to hack around the bits that the app used to do for you.
Plug the camera into a power source. The light on the front should turn on solid orange for about a minute, then start flashing in a pattern of green-green-orange-orange.
If your camera doesn't start flashing in this pattern, it's probably configured for an old network: push a paperclip/pin into the "Reset" hole on the back for ten seconds to reset it.
Connecting the camera to you
The first thing we need to do is set up the camera to connect to your network. There are two ways to do this: showing the camera a QR code, or connecting to the camera's own temporary network.
Approach 1: QR Code
Enter the SSID (Wi-Fi network name) and passphrase for your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network (if your access point puts out both, this would be the one that isn't the 5GHz one), then point the camera at the QR code below: