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Knock knock. Who’s there? A motion detecting smart doorbell that senses when someone is near the door! It will use a webcam to detect motion. When activated, it will play a greeting and then take a photo and email it to someone to let them know who is at the door.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup a webcam, a USB sound card, a microphone, and a speaker.

Here is a video of the completed project.

This tutorial was originally published on Intel Communities here.

Step 1: Before you start

Before you begin, make sure you’ve followed through Intel® Edison Getting Started guide, and our tutorial. This means that your Intel® Edison:

  1. has updated firmware
  2. is connected to the local wireless network
  3. can connect to ssh/scp through microUSB or WiFi
<p>that is crazy! thanks for this.</p>
Very cool!

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