kaos
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piipcam

Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:58 am

So, I've been making myself a webcam based on the Raspberry Pi and camera module. I hope to have a proper write-up ready in the next few days, but in the meantime the end result can be viewed at http://kari.wifi.is:8081. Any comments, bug reports, etc. would be most welcome. The default user interface is in Icelandic, but you can click on English in the upper left corner to change that.

Here's a picture of it in action:
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Features:
-Motorized (panning), capable of traversing ca. 180°, though only 140° are used in the current setup.
-Weatherproof housing, with no moving parts outside.
-Webserver.
-WiFi for connectivity.
-Takes a still image and video clip in predetermined list of directions (currently three directions).
-Stores the last x (currently set at 10) pictures taken in each direction. One picture per direction per hour stored for a longer time. The oldest of these are eventually also deleted to make sure SD-card doesn't fill completely up.
-Video clips served with JWplayer (HTML5 with flash fallback), which should make them viewable in most browser configurations.

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Best regards, Kári.

ripping
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Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:55 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: piipcam

Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:34 am

looks great. I will be interested to read your write-up when you get it done. That just like something I'd like to try out.

ngy
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Joined: Fri May 17, 2013 8:35 am

Re: piipcam

Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:15 pm

In Icelandic: Hæ Kári. Lítur mjög spennandi út. Ég hlakka til að heyra meira um þetta verkefni!

kaos
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Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: piipcam

Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:49 pm

First part of the write-up is now ready at http://ystaskemma.is/?p=180&lang=en This part is mostly a components list; the next one should be a bit juicier, with some actual assembly instructions.

Meanwhile, if anybody was trying to look at the camera last week and saw only black frames, my apologies. We were "experiencing technical difficulties", namely that my brother was staying at the ancestral farm, wanted a bit of privacy, and ensured it by wrapping the camera in plastic bag :lol: . A side effect of this is that piipcam has acquired a new feature, multiple views, where you need a password to view some camera headings.

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Best regards, Kári.

kaos
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Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: piipcam

Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:56 pm

Second part of the writeup is finally up at http://ystaskemma.is/?p=224&lang=en. This deals with the hardware assembly, excluding the housing. Next part will deal with software setup and testing.

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Best regards, Kári.

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