Ever want to monitor your home but don't want to buy a $100 1080p webcam? Or just wanted to build your own, well that is exactly what will happen in this instructable!
To begin your going to need the following parts:
Pi Camera: https://goo.gl/uzoLxo
Pi Zero W: https://goo.gl/49FyvW
Cable Adapter: https://goo.gl/49FyvW
Waterproof DC Jack: https://goo.gl/2vUC9p
5v 2A DC Power Supply
and the following tools:
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Step 1: Download and Flash Rasbian Jessie Lite
Step 2: Make the SD Card Headless
In the boot partition, the one you see on windows, add a file named wpa_supplicant.conf and edit it in notepad. Copy and past the code below, and edit the ssid and password variables.
Then add a blank ssh.txt file to turn on ssh.
Step 3: Connect to the Pi Via SSH
I used Fing to scan my network to find the Raspberry Pi, then used Putty (https://goo.gl/d7nFtq) to connect via SSH
Step 4: Setup the PiCam
This is easy, copy the commands below into the terminal, it should do everything it self right now!
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install git
Step 5: Setup PiCam
The subfolder field is the field that you get to the camera from (EX: 192.168.1.12/camera), this can be anything you want. Everything else is ready to go!
Were not going to reboot yet because we still need to turn the camera on, so select "NO" when it asks.
Step 6: Turn on the Camera
Were now going to turn on the camera. Run raspi-config
then select interfacing options, then camera. A message will pop-up saying "would you like to turn the camera on" select yes, then yes again when it asks to reboot.
Step 7: Focus the Camera
Crewmen the lens until it is perfect, it should be focused no matter what distance an object is from it. The live video feed has no lag so it is really easy.
Step 8: Put Everything in the Box
solder the wires by following the image i have provided. I would recommend checking the dc jack polarity before connecting but 5v 'normally goes to the shorter pin', and GND 'normally goes to the longer pin'. Use hot glue to hold everything in place, in case you want to remove it later, be sure not to set any glue in the connectors. I used some standoffs to hold the camera into place, it works but remember they probably are not the strongest things so be gentle with it.
Step 9: Your Done!
Make sure to check out my YouTube video, it shows it in action! If you have any questions leave them in the comments.
I hope you liked the project, I have found it to be really useful let me know what you plan to do with it!
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Se ya next time :)
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