Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Select a camera mount or enclosure, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- Raspberry Pi camera cables are very flexible…and can flop around and do damage…to the camera if not secured.…To secure the camera, you can either…get a camera mount or camera enclosure.…These are required by both the Pi camera…and Pi NoIR camera.…However, because the spy cam's small size,…it can easily be stuck to just about any surface.…Cheapest solution for the Pi camera boards…is the camera mount.…The camera enclosure is more expensive…but might give you a more finished look to your project.…
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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