Raspberry Pi can be connected to a camera to capture picture and video in order to use it as a CCTV motion detection device, which I have described in my previous post. To further enhance the motion detection feature, we can build a Raspberry Pi Webcam Video Server for browsing from web. It is more effective to monitor environment from outside. In the following, I will describe the installation steps of a application call motionPie to build a web server.
1. Download & Format the SD Card
- Download the Motion Pie SD Card Image from the Motion Pie GitHub repository or my link <<HERE>>.
- You will need a formatting tool. Visit the SD Association’s website and download SD Formatter 4.0 for either Windows or Mac.
- Follow the instructions to install the formatting software.
- Insert your SD card into the computer or laptop’s SD card reader and check the drive letter allocated to it, e.g. I:/
- In SD Formatter, select the drive letter for your SD card (eg. I:/) and format
2. Install the Motion Pie Image onto the SD Card
- Download the Win32DiskImager.
- Now unzip the MotionPie ISO file so you can install it onto the Pi safely.
- Select the MotionPie ISO file and the drive letter your SD card is assigned (Eg. I:/)
- Confirm you have the correct details and click on Write.
- Once done you can safely remove your SD card from the computer.
Booting/Setting up MotionPie
Now we’re ready for boot up, so insert the SD Card, an Ethernet cord and the power cord. We will need to communicate to the Pi over the network rather than directly like I have done in most of the previous tutorials.