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by oldjake
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

@Kaushik Funny you should say that. I have one running on a Pi Zero and it's rock solid. Until I had to take the Pi down because I changed routers, it had been running for weeks with no problems. However, on my Pi 3b+ it seems to crash with a kernel panic every time I try to do anything through the ...
by oldjake
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Hi Gary Thanks for that. I'm doing some work on my Pis tomorrow as I've just put in a new router with some BT Whole Home disks so I need to set them all up again on the new WiFi. Once that's done, I'll try what you suggested. I did do a reset settings on the one I was having problems with and just c...
by oldjake
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Playback speed I'm not sure if this has been happening since the start or if this is something that has just started happening. I haven't noticed it before about a week ago. When streaming, playback is perfect. I've got my camera settings at 25fps streaming and 25fps boxing. The preview is set to Q=...
by oldjake
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Stream Raspberry Pi Data to iPhone app
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Stream Raspberry Pi Data to iPhone app

I might be misreading what you're trying to achieve but this was what I was doing: Raspberry Pi 3b+ at home that uses the Hive API to get internal temperature, Bluetooth to see who's at home, etc. This is availble using a webpage on the Pi. I created an Android webview that just wraps the web addres...
by oldjake
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Apache2... add to Index of
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Apache2... add to Index of

Usually, what you're talking about would be in /var/www/html or maybe /var/www

If you can't access ip.ad.dr.ess/phpmyadmin, for example, then it isn't installed at all or it isn't installed in the right place.
by oldjake
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Need help setting up a raspberry pi camera that streams to the web
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Need help setting up a raspberry pi camera that streams to the web

This is my "goto" now for cams: https://elinux.org/RPi-Cam-Web-Interface Not the nicest interface but very, very stable and very configurable. I have one running on my front door. I've got it so that it detects anyone coming to my door but ignores the neighbours when they go in and out. It seems to ...
by oldjake
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Share Wifi to Wifi
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Share Wifi to Wifi

There's LOADS about this on Google: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=raspberry+pi+wifi+access+point+and+client&oq=pi+as+wifi+access+point+and&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l2.10765j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 I searched for this a few days ago as I want to do something similar at home. I haven't tried anyth...
by oldjake
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Random crash and wont reboot
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Random crash and wont reboot

Ha ha! I was going to ask whether that was a possibility but thought nobody could be as daft as me. I did exactly the same thing with one I set up as a camera in the garden with motion sensing to watch the birds feeding. My thought was "Nobody's going to be interested in my little Pi". I think it to...
by oldjake
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Random crash and wont reboot
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Random cras and wont reboot

If the Pi runs fine with a different SD card then you've pretty much narrowed it down to the SD card that keeps crashing it. I've just had similar on a Pi 3b+. It would crash with a kernel panic anywhere between 1 minute and several hours after booting - it would let m log in again though. I pulled ...
by oldjake
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mysql table creation to store sensor data
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: Mysql table creation to store sensor data

Possibly none of them. Without seeing the rest of your table, it's tricky to tell for sure. I'd try with none and see what happens. You're in a closed environment where you know the scope of the date that's going to be read so you don't have to be quite so disciplined as if there was user generated ...
by oldjake
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Brightness increases on its own
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Brightness increases on its own

Found it. At some point, I must have set Exposure Mode to off instead of Auto :/
by oldjake
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

If definitely say internal based on my experience running one in my garage for a month or so and another at the front door for about 3 months.
by oldjake
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Brightness increases on its own
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Brightness increases on its own

The title says it all really. I've got a few Pis with cameras as security cameras running RPi web interface. On one of the Pis, sometimes, the brightness creeps up over the course of several hours until the image is completely white. If I stop the camera and restart it, the image goes back to normal...
by oldjake
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rpi disconnects from wi fi module randomnly
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Rpi disconnects from wi fi module randomnly

What happens if you do: sudo ifdown wlan0 sudo ifup wlan0 I had this problem and I put this into a script: ping -c4 192.168.0.1 > /dev/null if [ $? != 0 ] then sudo ifdown wlan0 sudo ifup wlan0 fi The IP address is my router so you might need to change it. - Save that as checkwifi.sh - sudo chmod +x...
by oldjake
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

With a bit of jiggery pokery, I now have a physical button that does the same as the 'Record Image' button in the web interface. There's quite a lot to it (for a newbie like me) and it's 01.45am so I won't document it now but I will if anyone wants to do the same. The most important thing I've learn...
by oldjake
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

I've upcycled an old Kodak Brownie and installed a Pi Zero, camera and LiPo battery pack. The Pi runs RPi Cam Web Interface and I connect to it on my phone for previews and control. That all works brilliantly. I've also got a physical button connected to a couple of GPIO pins. At the moment, I have ...
by oldjake
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi Signal
Replies: 1
Views: 68

WiFi Signal

I've just taken an old 1940 Kodak Brownie 620 and converted it into a 5mp digital camera using a Pi Zero, V1 camera and LiPo batter pack. On the face of it, it works a treat. However, the biggest flaw is WiFi connectivity. I've just done some experiments using the command: sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | e...
by oldjake
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Worth buying it ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Worth buying it ?

Like Phatfil said, you need a purpose. I don't think it's any good buying one thinking you'll learn Python without an end goal. For me, it started with a smart mirror, then a RetroPie. Learned nothing about programming from either but did learn some good foundations for system administration. Securi...
by oldjake
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).
Replies: 115
Views: 10618

Re: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).

I go through phases where I totally agree with the OP. Phases that last 5 or 10 minutes when I can't get one of my Pis to do exactly what I want without me having to learn something new. Then I remember that the best thing about Pis is that you can't get them to do exactly what you want without lear...
by oldjake
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: client side static IP or DHCP server side reserved IP for Raspberry?
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: client side static IP or DHCP server side reserved IP for Raspberry?

I'd do it on the Pi. I've just upgraded 3 Pi security cameras by taking the SD cards out and putting them into new Pis. I'd have had to mess around on the router if it wasn't in dhcpcd.conf.
by oldjake
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Locale settings
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Locale settings

Interesting. I didn't spot that! I just did this after finding a post somewhere else: sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/info/install-info.postinst /var/lib/dpkg/info/install-info.postinst.bad The update is now running so it looks like that might have done the trick. I'll have another look for that rogue dash th...
by oldjake
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Locale settings
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Locale settings

This is starting to do my head in! When I run an upgrade, it fails with the following: /usr/sbin/update-info-dir: 3: /etc/default/locale: LC-ALL=en_GB.UTF-8: not found dpkg: error processing package install-info (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status ...
by oldjake
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

@bluesky55: What results are you getting at the moment? Have you got anything set for max_capture in the schedule? The reason I ask is that I have mine set up pretty much with the defaults and it does exactly what you're talking about. Motion gets triggered and I get anything from about 6s to severa...
by oldjake
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 4983
Views: 1250771

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Is it possible to use this as a trigger for IFTTT? I have 2 Sonoff controlled lights in my garage and I would like to set them so that the Pi/camera in the garage acts as a motion detector that turns the lights on via IFTTT. Long shot but the alternative seems to be flashing the firmware and doing a...

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