This is an addition to Piney's awesome directions
. I wanted a Google calendar display with a webcam as a motion sensor so that the monitor will only turn on when someone is near it and turns off when nobody is around. I also added a weather panel to display weather with the calendar.
-Compatible Webcam (list of compatible ones here
) I'm using a Logitech C270.
-Powered USB Hub for Webcam (some of them can also be used to power the Raspberry pi as well!) List of compatible powered USB hub.
I'm using a Plugable 7 Port USB
from Amazon which I'm using to power the Raspberry pi itself.