Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Select a USB Wi-Fi adapter, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- Communicating with your Raspberry Pi…using an Ethernet connector means that you have to…have it located close to your router.…Wi-Fi adapter allows you to place your Raspberry Pi…wherever you can receive Wi-Fi signals.…Depending on the strength of the signals…from your wireless router will determine…if you need a Wi-Fi dongle with or without an antenna.…You want to get a Wi-Fi connector that works right away…without having to find specialized drivers…if they exist at all.…Make sure it has out-of-the-box support…for Raspbian Wheezy or the latest, Raspbian Jessie.…When your Raspberry Pi is a long distance…from your router or if later you will be putting…your Raspberry Pi into an enclosure,…you may need an antenna.…
Make sure your Wi-Fi dongle has the same protocol…as your wireless router.…
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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