alik47
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RearPi - Use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam

Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:59 pm

Hello my name is Ali,

I want to share my project with you.

You can simply use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam with your smartphone or tablet.

RearPi connects to your Raspberry Pi via SSH and activates the camera (usb or module cam).

The Features are:

+ Front Recording
+ Front Loop Recording (15 min. 30 min. or permanent)
+ Option to set recording quality
+ Back Recording
+ Integrated mediaplayer to watch recordings
+ Integrated documentation
+ connect to your Raspberry via ssh (IP-Adress/Login name & Password)
+ start your camera on app start or with the "OPEN" button
+ close your camera with the "EXIT" button
+ full screen mode

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Documentation: https://alikamouche.files.wordpress.com ... n_v1-2.pdf

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... reb.rearpi

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vtMNSXH4aM

Donate: https://www.paypal.me/AliKamouche

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alik47
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Re: RearPi - Use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam

Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:17 pm

New Update is available!

V1.5
+ New Documentation
+ Nexus 7 2012 Support
V1.4
+ Bugfixes
v1.3
+ Front Recording
+ Front Loop Recording (15 min. 30 min. or permanent)
+ Option to set recording quality
+ Back Recording
+ Integrated mediaplayer to watch recordings
+ Integrated documentation
+ design changes

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Imperf3kt
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Location: Australia

Re: RearPi - Use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:20 am

I don't mean to be negative, but this sounds financially silly. At least in Australia.
The parts required will cost more than a commercially available 'reversing cam'.
For example, an RPi3b from an official reseller will set me back $70, hardware to power the Pi and shutdown gracefully, another $20 or so, monitor $30-$80 from China, Raspberry Pi camera $30, wiring etc, depends on how much is needed, solder, mounting equipment, etc..
We're already at more than $150 (and thats excluding shipping and electricity costs)

On the other hand, I can buy a commercially available reversing camera that installs with all necessary acessories included, for $60.


Sorry if this is not a very useful post, but I really do wonder what purpose such projects as these serve.
Raspberry Pi - spend all your time troubleshooting, not learning.

alik47
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Re: RearPi - Use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam

Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi Imperf3kt,

I dont't think you mean it negative. Your name shows us that you are probably a positive person.
It's good to ask what is going on in the world and how it works or why you do it like this!

All the things that I had used where already at home (many of them :D)

Why should a person do this?

+ it makes fun to build something by your own!
+ learn new things
+ the video signal is trasmitted over wifi (flexibility)
+ with a raspberry pi you can do other things in your car
+ ...

For example a complete setup: Total costs: 46,61€

For the display you can use your Smartphone or Tablet.

Raspberry Pi Zero W
Image14€
https://shop.pimoroni.de/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w

PNY Micro SD CARD 16 GB
Image5,50€
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B017VQDXAE/?sm ... 17PtaiXYdg

USB Car Charger 2.1A 5V OUTPUT per Port
Image3,25€
http://www.ebay.de/itm/KFZ-Dual-USB-Aut ... SwNnRYiMkz


USB OTG Adapter
Image2,39€
http://www.ebay.de/itm/USB-OTG-Adapter- ... SwQupXURrp

Micro USB Cable
Image2,69€
http://www.ebay.de/itm/1M-2M-3M-Micro-U ... -l_xBC_xaQ


Hama USB 2.0 Webcam
Image4,99€
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Hama-USB-2-0-Web ... SwdPBZ1KlT

Mounting Tape
Image3,80€
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Doppelseitiges-K ... SwN81WEilH

Mobilefox Magnet Smartphone Holder
Image9,99€
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Mobilefox-Univer ... SwUaNZu7Dp
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Imperf3kt
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Re: RearPi - Use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam

Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:51 pm

Thanks for understanding what I meant, people usually take me the wrong way.

After reading your reply, I see that a few of the parts are easily readily available at people's disposal, especially the smartphone as a screen. This indeed will be good for costs/reusability.

I may just give this a try one day (but not with a Pi zero, I see no sense in using an inferior, unprotected device that costs almost the same as a Pi3b) </personal grudge with 0w>
Raspberry Pi - spend all your time troubleshooting, not learning.

mlepage
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Re: RearPi - Use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam

Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:02 pm

I want to do something similar, but as a dash cam (recording forward as I drive).

morticiaskeeper
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Re: RearPi - Use your Raspberry Pi as Rear View / Backup Camera and Dashcam

Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:47 pm

I use something similar when the car is full and I can't see out of the back window.

A pi zero w suckers onto the back window with a camera. Power comes from the rear 12 socket in the car.

I use RPI Cam Web Interface with the output set to mirror image. This connects to the car wifi hotspot with a smart phone on the dashboard as the video screen.

It makes seeing the trailer as easy as looking in the mirror, although you must be sure that image stabilisation is not enabled!

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