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Webcam on RaspberryPi

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Using OS : 2012-08-16-wheezy-raspbian

I had a Logitech C100 Webcam lying idle at home so decided to give it a try with the Raspberry Pi.


After hooking any usb device i always have a tendency to run lsusb and lsmod
It worked out of the box, i was able to see /dev/video0
Motion detection was good and captured screenshots with date time stamp.

Steps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install motion

sudo nano /etc/motion/motion.conf
change these lines to “off” in that file:

control_localhost off
webcam_localhost off

Start the program
sudo motion -n

Check Video Streams
http://raspberry ip address:8081 on the PC

Video Streaming was not usable it was very slow even at 320×240 @ 7~10 fps

Check these articles for Motion
Raspberry Pi • View topic – USB Cams and Motion on Debian
Jeremy’s Blog: Raspberry Pi webcam For Arch Linux
RaspberryPi birdfeeder webcam « Random Hacks
Raspberry Pi • View topic – video surveillance (USB webcam, IP cam…) enough power?
tsuki_chama: Raspberry Tank Day 14: Video Streaming
Jeremy’s Blog: Battery powered, Wireless, Motion detecting Raspberry Pi

Check these articles for Streaming  Webcam From The Raspberry Pi
How To : Stream A Webcam From The Raspberry Pi » The Rantings and Ravings of a Madman
How To : Stream A Webcam From The Raspberry Pi Part 2 » The Rantings and Ravings of a Madman
tsuki_chama: Raspberry Tank Day 14: Video Streaming
Webcam streaming with Raspberry Pi

References
WebHome Motion  Foswiki

Raspberry Pi • View topic – video surveillance (USB webcam, IP cam…) enough power?
Raspberry Pi • View topic – Security Camera System
Raspberry Pi • View topic – USB Cams and Motion on Debian
Webcam with the Linux UVC driver – OpenWrt Wiki

Interesting Projects
Battery powered, Wireless, Motion detecting Raspberry Pi 
RaspberryPi birdfeeder webcam « Random Hacks
Motion Google Drive Uploader and Emailer
Instant Wild Cambridge.ppt – Google Docs

Author: Sanket Sonavane

Sanket Sonavane Software Developer, IoT Enthusiast, Photographer, Bike Rider, Chef, AndroidUser, MacOSXNewbie & 3x3x3 Cuber ;) Loves computers, programming, web developement, micro-controllers, gadgets, automation and many more such tech innovations that defines the way we live in the modern age and likes to explore what more can be done to help the human race :)

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