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Webcam and Raspberry Pi Camera Projects

Remotely accessing webcams is a fairly common activity that many people perform routinely. It is my intention in this chapter to show you how to put together three projects, each with unique capabilities. The first project uses a standard USB webcam with a comprehensive open source software package named Motion. The second project deals with the specially designed Pi Camera, which only works with the Pi. The final project also uses the Pi Camera but uses the Motion software instead of the specialty applications that typically come bundled with the Pi Camera.

 

Conventional Webcam

The first project ...

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