Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Select a breadboard, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- The breadboard that you select…should not be too big or too small.…If it's too small, then you might not have enough room…to connect up what you need for experimentation.…If you choose a breadboard that is too big,…then it becomes expensive, and you may only use…a portion of it, and the rest will be wasted.…For the purposes of this video,…I'm going to suggest the following breadboard.…It's not too small, and will allow you…to not only hook up things that are required…by this video, but will also allow you to hook up…other things that you may wish to experiment with.…
At the same time, it's relatively inexpensive.…
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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