How to setup a camera on the Raspberry Pi 3B and other boards
USB cameras have the advantage of a longer chord to separate the camera from the Pi case.
USB cameras manufacturered for PCs are a good entry camera because they can be obtained cheaply in swapmeets, GoodWill, and other second-hand stores.
They are lower resolution.
Get started with the Raspberry Pi camera module, using Python and picamera. You’ll take still pictures, record video, and apply image effects.
http://elinux.org/RPi-Cam-Web-Interface provides software to use cameras connected to the Raspberry Pi board via it CSI interface. It does not work with USB cameras.
When a camera recognizes movement, it can trigger recording.
PIR (Passive IfraRed)
Pi Lapse is a simple Python Script for the Raspberry Pi that takes photos at regular intervals.
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- IoT text to speech synthesis
- IoT AWS button
- Intel IoT
- IoT Raspberry hardware
- IoT Clouds
- Samsung IoT Cloud
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