Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Connect the Pi cam to the Raspberry Pi unit, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- At this point, we want to connect a camera…and we have two choices.…It depends whether you bought the Raspberry PI camera…or Raspberry PI NoIR or the spy camera.…Basically, the procedure is very similar.…Now we're going to connect a ribbon cable…to the actual Raspberry Pi,…right behind the Ethernet connector on the Raspberry Pi,…and for the Raspberry PI cameras,…the Pi cam or Pi cam NoIR,…we can actually add a longer cable if you wish,…and we can take a look and see how to do that.…No matter which one you're hooking up,…you'd better power off your Pi first.…
We can, as I said, add the longer cable if required…to the Pi cam or the Pi cam NoIR.…Each of these will then plug into the thing…through a zero insertion force socket.…So these sockets are very easy to slide them up…and you push in the cable…and we'll take a look at how that's done next.…I'm assuming at this point, we want to take a look…at the Pi camera itself and add the extra cable,…so very gently with a screwdriver,…slide out the zero insertion force connector on the camera.…
This DIY electronics project provides simple directions for getting your home monitoring system up and running. Author David Ross helps you select a power supply, camera, motion detector, enclosure, and other components and accessories, and make your system "smart" by connecting to web services frameworks such as Weaved and WebIOPi. Then he helps you program the logic to make your Pi camera take pictures and stream video, connect to home peripherals, and mount your alarm system. With this training, and a little elbow grease, you can create a fully autonomous system that helps you and your family feel more secure at home and away.
Note: These instructions work with Raspberry Pi B, Raspberry Pi B+, and Raspberry Pi 2 models.
- Selecting hardware, including a Raspberry Pi camera and a Pi Cobbler
- Configuring VNC, SSH, and WebIOPi services
- Sending SMS messages with the Raspberry Pi
- Taking and accessing pictures remotely
- Setting up video streaming with a Raspberry Pi camera
- Connecting the Pi to the development board
- Connecting the relay and motion detector
- Programming the alarm in Python
- Mounting and securing the alarm system
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Hardware for the Alarm Project
2. Using Web Services to Extend the Pi
3. Taking Pictures with the Pi Cam
4. Setting Up Raspberry Pi Cam for Video Streaming
5. Connecting to Home Automation Peripherals
6. Alarm System Mounting Options
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