Step 1: Resources
Step 2: Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi
Now You should setup port forwarding for your raspberry pi for both port 80 and 8081
while you are in your router settings also write down your Raspberry Pi’s Public IP address as it will be what we use in the next few steps.
Step 3: Installing the Motion Detection Software
Now lets install the Motion Software onto the Raspberry Pi.
1) Install Motion using the following commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install motion
2) Now lets setup the Motion Software, the following will open the configuration file:
sudo nano /etc/motion/motion.conf
a) In this file, you can adjust a whole bunch of things in the motion software but there are a few things that we need to change first
daemon – default is set to OFF, we need to set it to ON so that it will run in the background
webcam_localhost – Set to OFF so that you can access the stream from other computers
stream_port – Take note of the port as this is where you will point your browser to view the stream
control_localhost – Set to OFF as this will allow you to adjust some of the features remotely (I dont use this but it could be useful)
control_port – Take note of this port as it will be how you can change some parameters remotely in your web browser
framerate – I set this to 2 or 3 frames per second (over 5 will bog down your Pi)
b) We also need to change one last setting:
sudo nano /etc/default/motion
change “start_motion_daemon=no” to “start_motion_daemon=yes”
Now if you start the Motion software, in some browsers you will be able to view the stream. if you cannot yet, we will correct that in the next step.
Step 4: Setting up the Web Server
Now Install the applications with the following command:
sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5Â
Next allow overrides:
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default
Change “AllowOverride None” to “AllowOverride ALL”
Now restart the server to to allow the overrides
sudo service apache2 restart
Now your Website is Up and running. If you type the IP address for your Raspberry Pi into a browser you should be able to see a simple website.
Step 5: Setting Up a Basic Webpage
sudo chmod 777 /var/www
If you type in the following command line it will bring you to the HTML file that is the front page of your website:
sudo nano /var/www/index.html
This file currently contains the HTML code for a very basic website. We are going to change it to the following in order to display the web streaming image.
<h1> Raspberry Pi DropBox Camera Stream </h1>
<img src=”http://Raspberry pi’s IP:8081″>
Note: Remove the <xmp> & </xmp>, this was the only way I know to get HTML into an instructable
Save this file and then in a web browser type in the raspberry pi’s IP address and check out your new website
Step 6: Linking your Raspberry Pi to your Dropbox Account
First Change to which ever directory that you would like to install this program into (I just did it to the Home Directory)
Now download the application using the following command:
Now change the permissions of the program
sudo chmod +x dropbox_uploader.sh
Finally run the script and follow the instructions it gives you. Â This will guide you through setting up the OAuth connection to your dropbox account
If you have any issues, try reading the README.txt in the files you downloaded or visible here
Step 7: Create Automatic Dropbox Uploads
Change the directory to which ever directory you would like (i did this in the home directory)
Then use the following command to create the script called Uploader
sudo nano uploader.py
Now you should be in the blank python script file. Insert the following code into the file.
Please Note that this script is assuming that Motion’s files are being saved in the Temp Directory (the default)
if not os.path.exists(path):
for files in os.listdir(“.”):
cmd = “/home/pi/dropbox_uploader.sh upload ” + path + files
os.system(“sudo rm /tmp/motion/” + files)
if _name_ == “_main_”:
Save and close the file (CTRL + X)
Now lets create the second File that clears the Temp Directory (this will happen each time the raspbery pi is restarted but I wanted to have more control)
sudo nano cleartmp.py
In this new file place the following simple code
os.system(“sudo rm /tmp/motion/” + “*.jpg”)
again Save and Close the file (CTRL + X)
Now One last time to make these two things run automatically
Type the following command to modify the crontab file
Add the following to lines to the bottom of this file
* * * * * python /home/pi/uploader.py # Sync webcam files dropbox to run each minute
@hourly python /home/pi/cleartmp/pr #Clear temp for motion each hour
Close and Save
Step 8: Finished
Walkies yesterday ended in BHK picking me up a block from home as I trudged in a torrent - lucky she came and got me - I was fearing for the DS and the phone's survival.
Having trouble remembering my dreams lately - time to start keeping a notepad by the bed again. I think the morning shower washes memories all away.
Today is the 10th Birthday of Newtcam! (Means Newt'll be 11 in a few months)
I've been wanting to play Martian chess a lot lately - time to teach BHK( and Amy for a 3-player version for when she visits?) , or go back to superdupergames.org (I haven't logged in for over a year) Maybe I'll write an application for smart phones or psn, if I can get permission from Looney Labs.
I think that the ad campaign with the Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa is great, and that between his voice, build and humor, he'd be a perfect fit for a Luke Cage movie or tv series.
1 year ago - tightened resume @ library,
2 years ago - Inger a grownup, picture this, okra and 3 kinds of eggplant from the garden, mamihlapinatapai, zero effect added
3 years ago - college park - drove by looney labs, got chrononauts, nasty smoothie king, collector's crypt, liberty books
4 years ago - rip webmonkey, skipping dragon*con, personal growth post recap, newt on porch pic
5 years ago - mp, kev, $, Rs, the love god mp3, update info about me, tag cloud, allergy
6 years ago - construction webbing, fonts, celebs, web cam fights crime
7 years ago - braced, zombie pumpkin fights, insanity script, insurance stupidity
8 years ago - dream about graypumpkin at the paint store, little people, domed 3d displays,great ape project, 28 things quiz, sue the teacher trend, mental comfort
9 years ago - cool mini or not, vatic, cool things about moving, smoothies, misc news, age poll, counter testing, chocolate bees, Victorian Sex Cry Generator, what's for supper, coloring book concept germ
10 years ago - Newtcam's own page posted
bunny back in the garden this am - in the
Now playing: Count Basie - Rabbit
minor doodles - been playing a lot of red dead redemption- most of yesterday, in fact. I love it - great music, fantastic mood and imagery, keen multiplayer, and the solo missions are great. The mini-games are not my fave, but I like the characters a lot.
Newton and Pyewacket are being good guys today, too.
Dr Who "dream lord" episode was a bit weak - however, I am loathe to admit that I liked the Funk episode of Glee, though maybe despite itself.
Now playing: Ennio Morricone - Police
First time in 30 years that the post office hasn't delivered mail (from here to DC anyhow).
For my own future swift access -
I've caught up my journal from the last couple of days, some are shorter than others, but at least I have the logs in place.
1 year ago - neighbor chimney fire, pictures of dinosaurs, cats, and firetruck, and BHK
2 years ago - 70 out, buses leaky,
3 years ago - a ton of walkabout pics, fossil hunting during a Snowy day on the bay,
4 years ago - "Chilly" - in the 40s.ha. Today it was less than half that, before wind chill!, best buy wall numbers, absurd inventions, Superbowl. Scientology SP, Black/white vs right/wrong
5 years ago -
6 years ago - Super-loved ones, 2-headed baby surgery, fox wedding weather, meat eaters, scale, ruins
7 years ago - Nice thoughts, torture, LCD, note to Newt, Latrave b-day card, Class action suit.. I got my $12 check, eventually, Chandlerisms
8 years ago - MP pay delay, tron, #10 tight, naughty work thoughts, Scripts, system lockdowns and short tempers
9 years ago - At Last, first find
Newton and Pye love seeing all the flakes dropping from the sky.
in-laws skidded over for pancake breakfast, and I played a little Left 4 Dead while tiles got shifted.
William and Dylan came by in time for a slice of BHK's homemade apple pie - I slipped and hit the ground knees first bringing a slice to the neighbor (bruised, but the pie was safe!)
Later, the Nailles and Phil next door came over and we played a little What's Yours Like (BHK won by a hair)
About 6 inches of snow on the ground now... snowplow is tooling through regularly to keep things clear.
1 year ago - dinner at grace's fortune, pictures from dinner, counting quiz
2 years ago - work / friend relationships, sick
3 years ago - dinner with TM, Billy the Kid, cannabis vs obesity, American Idol
4 years ago - giant snail, indigo children (i get a bit snarky), newt chilling out pic, "Don't think of yourself as an ugly person, just a beautiful monkey.", death cult of the female wrestler,
5 years ago - Mel out of hospital, AVG good, Mona booboo, gene kelly vw ad, oddball personal names list, beach place cam
6 years ago - Key west, Antarctica dollars, new matter, noting some filter styles for the heck of it.
7 years ago - cool dream, birthday poll, Phrases I use/have passed on, got a jornada (it retired early)
8 years ago - gold star, lego horror, haiku, tattoo poll, Random phone message memory, happy things
9 years ago - fat albert, SOP, Friends list fluke, mocha, QotD
Not much else on the ol' agenda, so have a few newton pics from when I was sicker, dear journal. He's got squinty-eyes from sleeping on my chest all day.
1 year ago - Snow! pics of Pyewacket playing in the white stuff, missed Todd, pigs in blankets, psych
2 years ago - recharging, watching tv, finished first harry dresden, rat levels CS, pencil brushes for photoshop
3 years ago - new commode, marine museum on solomon's pix, fresnel, tinkle pig in the love cube, danny gets a hula girl
4 years ago - Celebrated Vicki's last day,
5 years ago - rte 55 pic, newt and scotto wake up, song title meme, post secret
6 years ago - baby dragon, cheesecake trip, QM2, fever doodles
7 years ago - bebop cola poll, boney church, sql slammer, evil ideas
8 years ago - week plans, bob ross posse, freaky gator-in-a-dress, mr mole, biography tax loophole?
9 years ago - journal look update, evil news, hotel
Spent the morning looking for work, and as a reward of sorts, BHK gave me her MÃ¼tter Museum pen that is shaped like an arm bone. Spent the evening watching the IT crowd, playing Wii Sports Resort with the Nailles and enjoying homemade mac & cheese with a side of veggie hot dogs from the grill!
I dreamt that Pye and Newton were horseshoe crabs, but still had their kitty tails.... somehow they could climb walls with their little hairy crab legs.
Dave sent me this - I don't know if he drew it, but it cracked me up for about a half hour! (It looks like his style)
1 year ago - hug, element alignment, self portrait pic, pye on cam, tattoo fear, Obameter, Obama retakes oath
2 years ago - busy month, knees and backs, Bill O'Reilly doesn't know about homeless vets,
3 years ago - newtcam live, snow pics, reh 101, spidey hits (what killed my youtube acct)
4 years ago - superhero drawing memes, CNY, Bro's situation improved briefly, lost, spidey video views, Sting
5 years ago - Worked late, En's cable out, sad- sicky mel, busy phone, amber alert, great day to be alive theme
6 years ago -
7 years ago - honey rant, healing hands, newt pic, cuss control, cold snap
8 years ago - spy ware killer, stab-dream, home school poll, animal noises around the world, sound
9 years ago - IMT stuff, be good, Model of the modern super-criminal, birthday wish
Hump day again, again, dear journal. Some good news - Netflix is coming to the Wii this spring- http://bit.ly/6tYtRz
Woke up with a sore throat – hopefully I’m not succumbing to BHK’s lingering congestion, and it was only dust from the loft. We’ll know more soon enough!
Telephone interview today – it went well! I look forward to hearing more from them soon.
Nurse Newt Making sure I’m tucked in.
1 year ago – Sick, TV and Dr. BHK and Nurses Newt & Pye take care of me.
2 years ago - frying pan, aardvark, bugah, HL2, not a hardcore gamer anymore
3 years ago - dream ramble - voice post
4 years ago - icon snatching, lost, dr who, flickr tools, books, compusa, meeting of the daves, cool weather, birds ate my brains, prejudice map, findory,
5 years ago - Lost, romainan pop inspires .htaccess, supercar, anonymous statement meme, age act meme
6 years ago - That Stretchy Guy & That Clay Guy.
7 years ago - cops, prezzies, kidthinks
8 years ago - space commies and monkeys, dream, haiku, mothman, tarot
9 years ago - SOS, folk fest, annoyed with collapsing tabs, brian howdy, super friends drinking game
snow day today - a light dusting cleaned up the dirty slush left over from the blizzard.
Newton has the right idea, I think – Burrito snuggles under covers!
Mandy took home the game trophy for winning cir-kis and pop-up storybook.
I like Cir-kis, but think that Blokus is a bit more my thing – benefit of cir-kis is that you don’t need ghost players if you only have 3 people at the table.
1 year ago – crayon physics, pyecam and newtcam, Chris’s metro car poops out, inauguration, mexico for lunch
2 years ago - plumbing issues start, video games (meet me on the steam netowork to play!), absinthe legal again
3 years ago - gave up on heroes and torchwood, assorted tv enjoyed, bhk and I work, took down xmas train, brown house
4 years ago - Letterman vs O'Reilly, Envisioning poll, Prof. Plum, Moon Worship, firefly crew, World Of Stuff, bike about and hoff, pictures, human skin books
5 years ago - mooshy, work hires, 300 fonts you should have (Note - porno bob, CS, sharon and jill all no longer work there)
6 years ago - Wonderful Prezzies from The East, Misc work hubbub, there.com hubbub, scary chimps, Ted Passed away.
7 years ago - Elvis, scrapple, lesbian book covers, smokers, pancake bunny passed away, Sweet comment from Rachel
8 years ago - walkies, toys, WordsEye, food
9 years ago - deoxy, st. mary's, noir