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Internet of Things Programming with JavaScript by Ruben Oliva Ramos

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Controlling your camera from a web page

In this section, we will look ar how to control our camera from a web page in PHP and run a web server in the Raspberry Pi. We will need the following to run PHP files and web server:

  • Running the Apache server on Raspberry Pi
  • Installing PHP software

For the web page, for controlling we will have to create our PHP files in the following path: /var/www/html, for instance we need to edit the index.php file, and copy the following lines.

The following HTML file includes PHP:

<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html> 
 <head> 
 <title>Control Camera</title> 
 </head> 
  <body> 

Here we define the function to perform action for taking the picture:

<form  action="on.php">   
  <button type="submit">Taking the picture</button> 
  </form> 

Here we define the ...

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