Raspberry Pi Security System

Submitted by matty on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:22

I've taken an interest to Raspberry Pi and wanted to see if I could make a security system with one.  I wanted to start simple, one Pi with a video camera and motion sensor.  Starting out, I flashed the 32gb sd card with a copy of the Raspbian operating system, which is a Linux flavor of Debian.  I was pleased to see that there are many libraries for Raspberry Pi written for Python, one of my favorite programming languages.  Getting it set up was easy, it was pretty much plug and play for the camera libraries and motion sensor.  Then I just had to devise a way for it to record when someone

Spring has sprung

As spring of 2017 is upon us here in Tallahassee, I wish all those poor souls with allergies including me solace from the oak pollen that has covered all our sidewalks and cars already.  It can be a challenge for some of us, as walking outside causes an immediate recoiling of the sinuses from the outside environment.  I hope to one day get used to our pollen season here, but for now I just have to grin and bear it.  Happy spring everyone!  I am doing my spring cleaning both online and home, and I hope everyone getting a positive start to this new year.

PC Rats is now using Drupal 8

I'm keeping up with technology, are you?  I would like to see more discussions of where we want technology to go in the next 5 years.  We are still in a digital age of our phones, our computers, our smart devices.  And they are becoming more interconnected and plyable.  We select what we find interesting or useful, and discard the rest.  I still try to grow and expand my knowledge of various embedded systems and modern computers.  They say a lot of new jobs are opening in IT.  It still seems like people still don't know what to do with all this new technology.