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by ant_thomas
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 83
Views: 116932

Re: Security Camera System

I've only read a few little bits of this thread but hopefully this might be of some use. I've got a webcam setup outside connected to an RPi using a homemade POE system. http://antthomas.co.uk/webcam/guide.php Cam 1 is the camera that the guide is for. Cam 2 is a Canon Ixus 220 HS that is connected ...
by ant_thomas
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Photography Projects
Replies: 150
Views: 71377

Re: Photography Projects

I've only skimmed over the posts in here. But if anyone has a Canon compact camera I really recommend giving CHDK a look. If you don't know about it. CHDK is an alternative software/firmware for the Canon compact cameras. It gives you so much more freedom and there's a large community behind it. To ...
by ant_thomas
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Very simple relay/switch
Replies: 14
Views: 8559

Re: Very simple relay/switch

As a photographer, this would be it. Different canon cameras do it a bit differently but generally shorting it should wake the camera. I'm planning on getting an old G-series camera and do a very long timelapse with a Pi, so this issue worries me too. Also, OP, how are you powering your camera? If ...
by ant_thomas
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Very simple relay/switch
Replies: 14
Views: 8559

Re: Very simple relay/switch

I don't know about Canon cameras specifically, but I guess you want to emulate a half-button press for the release button? That is simply done by closing a contact, as in a camera remote shutter release (=button on a wire that goes into the camera). See here an example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Remo...
by ant_thomas
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Very simple relay/switch
Replies: 14
Views: 8559

Re: Very simple relay/switch

Can anyone give me any pointers on using a relay/switch with the GPIO pins? Am I right in thinking a relay is the correct item for the job? If so, any pointers, tips or advice on how to do what I want? You can see an example (one of many you can easily find on the net) using a relay here - http://w...
by ant_thomas
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Very simple relay/switch
Replies: 14
Views: 8559

Re: Very simple relay/switch

If this can be done in bash then that would be great since my current scripts are bash.
by ant_thomas
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Very simple relay/switch
Replies: 14
Views: 8559

Very simple relay/switch

Can anyone give me any pointers on using a relay/switch with the GPIO pins? What I have is a camera (Canon camera running CHDK) connected to my RPi. I have a script on the RPi running every minute which basically does this... Takes photo Downloads photo from camera Deletes photo from camera Resizes ...
by ant_thomas
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Web Cam
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Web Cam

Have a look here -

http://antthomas.co.uk/webcam/guide.php

It might give you some starting points.
by ant_thomas
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Webcam Image Capture Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: Webcam Image Capture Issues

I've tried it using fswebcam and it seems to be working well. Full res images and quickly.

Just need to get rid of the timestamp overlay.
by ant_thomas
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Webcam Image Capture Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Webcam Image Capture Issues

I had previously tried to get a Logitech Quickcam Pro 3000 working with my RPi without much or any success. It seemed from a number of threads that it could be down to the PWC module or the USB issues that some people are suffering. I bought a Logitech C310 webcam to try and get by this. It's listed...
by ant_thomas
Tue May 22, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Compile PWC Module
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: Compile PWC Module

Problem solved.

I used "find -name "*.ko.gz" |xargs gunzip" to extract and delete all the ko.gz files to ko.

PWC module is now loaded!
by ant_thomas
Tue May 22, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Compile PWC Module
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: Compile PWC Module

Thanks for the reply.

Can Debian handle gzipped modules?

Depmod just gives a lot of "WARNING: Can't read module /lib/modules/3.1.9-15-ARCH+/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz: Exec format error" errors.

do I need extract them all manually? I hope not!
by ant_thomas
Tue May 22, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Compile PWC Module
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Compile PWC Module

I've been trying to get a PWC based webcam working (Logitech Quickcam Pro 3000) with my RPi running Debian. The PWC source seems to be in the Kernel available from Git "/linux/drivers/media/video/pwc" But when I compile the kernel from source the pwc module doesn't load or cannot be loaded via modpr...
by ant_thomas
Sat May 05, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: CCCAM / OSCAM
Replies: 38
Views: 87308

Re: CCCAM / OSCAM

I can confirm the Dockstar ARM build starts up without any issues.
by ant_thomas
Sat May 05, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: CCCAM / OSCAM
Replies: 38
Views: 87308

Re: CCCAM / OSCAM

Currently looking into Oscam as we speak.

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