Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Enable support for the Pi cam, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- Okay, to enable the Raspberry Pi camera,…you've got two basic ways that work…on both Raspbian Wheezy and Raspbian Jessie.…You can go to the shell prompt here,…that's change directory, make sure,…in our own directory here.…And we can say sudo raspi-config,…now this works on both.…And it's very easy, you just slide down here…to where you say Enable Camera,…you then hit enter, and you say enable,…and then when you say Finish, it's going to ask you…if you want to reboot, and I'm going to say no.…
I'm also going to go back and,…let's just run this again, I'm going to disable it…and show you how to do this using Jessie,…so, if we say Enable Camera, we can say Disable…to put it back, Finish, you can see it's kind of…messy here to do this, and again,…we're going to say No.…So that is how we do it with raspi-config,…but let's take a look at a lot easier way of doing it…with Jessie.…Under Preferences, Raspberry Pi Configuration,…you can just go in here and there's…a number of options you've got on the main screen,…but let's take a look at Interfaces.…
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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