Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Select an enclosure for the Pi, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- In closure, we'll protect your Raspberry Pi…as well as allow you to mount it securely to a wall.…There are two sizes of enclosures…and you have to pick the one specific to your Pi.…Eclosures for Raspberry Pis with 26-pin…GPIO headers such as the Raspberry Pi B…tend to be much pricier than the 40-pin versions.…Enclosures for Raspberry Pis with 40-pin GPIO headers…such as Raspberry Pi B plus and Raspberry Pi 2…tend to be a little bit cheaper.…
Any enclosure that you buy should allow the GPIO…and Pi cam cables to easily be connected.…The second video in this series…will show you how to add and program…a touchscreen display if you only want a cheap…rudimentary version of the alarm system,…without a touchscreen then you only have to find…an enclosure that you like that will pitch…your particular 26 or 40-pin Raspberry Pi.…If you're thinking of adding a touchscreen display…at some point, then you will need to take this…into consideration when you're selecting your enclosure.…
Touschscreens are made to work with either 26-pin versions…
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