Tutorial 15: Detect Motion using Pi Camera

Motion detection with a camera is not a trivial undertaking. Creating and walking through a script from scratch that can do it all for us would likely take longer than all the other tutorials in this project. To save time I use the work from Brian Flakes - he created a module we can download and import into our scripts to do simple motion detection in Python.

Download link: http://pastebin.com/raw/yH7JHz9w

Later I will show you how to convert this script such that it is compatible with our Python 3 scripts we will be writing in the future.

This tutorial is a little older (published in 2015!). The main principles are still relevant, so I haven't needed to update this lesson.


DIFFICULTY
EASY
LINUX UNDERSTANDING
SOME
COMPUTER FAMILIARITY
LITTLE
PYTHON PROGRAMMING
NONE
ABOUT
0
MINUTES
  • How to download files from the internet using Bash commands
  • How to capture images using motion detection
There is no coding needed for this tutorial.
I download the files off paste bin. They can find here: