hdhdgdgdgdgdgd
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Stuff for Pet Cam

Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am

Hi there,
So I have a Raspberry Pi 3 - B sitting around, doing nothing. I'd like to build a 'petcam', but I don't know the first thing about it. My questions to you good people are:

1. what kit do I need?

2. can one Pi control multiple cameras? Ideally, to have say, four cameras displayed simultaneously on one screen?

Note that the Pi will be too far from my switch, so I'm going to have to add some sort of reliable wireless connectivity. Oh, and a 4K camera would be nice, but I suppose that's too optimistic?

Finally - my preference is for CentOS or RHEL as that's what I know, but if this can only be done with Ubuntu or one of its derivatives, then that's fine.

Many thanks.

B.Goode
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Location: UK

Re: Stuff for Pet Cam

Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:42 am

There are many wildlife and pet related webcam projects published on the Raspberry Pi Foundation blog: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/

An RPi board can only support a single official Raspberry Pi camera module https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/.

But there is no such restriction on using usb- or ip- connected cameras.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have their own recommended and supported Raspbian Operating System. You are more likely to get active knowledgeable support here for projects that are based on Raspbian.

mfecelce
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Re: Stuff for Pet Cam

Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26 am

is there a way how to connect all those cameras online on a webpage? my friend has a pet zoo and she would like to share it as a live cam... any suggestions?

fruitoftheloom
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Re: Stuff for Pet Cam

Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:51 am

hdhdgdgdgdgdgd wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am
Hi there,
So I have a Raspberry Pi 3 - B sitting around, doing nothing. I'd like to build a 'petcam', but I don't know the first thing about it. My questions to you good people are:

1. what kit do I need?

2. can one Pi control multiple cameras? Ideally, to have say, four cameras displayed simultaneously on one screen?

Note that the Pi will be too far from my switch, so I'm going to have to add some sort of reliable wireless connectivity. Oh, and a 4K camera would be nice, but I suppose that's too optimistic?

Finally - my preference is for CentOS or RHEL as that's what I know, but if this can only be done with Ubuntu or one of its derivatives, then that's fine.

Many thanks.

motionEyeOS is a good place to start:

https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/wiki
Adieu

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