2017.05.01 04:01:39 UTC

my raspberry pi camera just got delivered a couple hours ago. i just happened to get an in-stock notification on monday at the same time i was ordering a couple raspberry pi’s (and accessories) to run some status monitors for my friend’s construction business. as soon as i got the email, i dropped what i was doing as i knew stock would be limited and it wasn’t officially announced yet either. [good thing i had the pi’s waiting in the cart and hadn’t actually placed the order yet so i could quickly add the camera to the same order.. i knew there was some reason i was waiting to click order.] i think i got the last one from the distributor — the site stopped showing it after! [when ordering the pi’s, i ordered both a model a and a model b — it’ll be fun to experiment with the model a as i’ve only used the model b so far.]

i’ve got the raspberry pi camera up, running, and plugged into the webcam module/system i created for my website. i’ve been waiting weeks/months to launch the webcam system (and new landing page for my website). i almost forgot about it since i got a prototype working earlier in the year. the camera takes a photo every minute and there’s a time-lapse system built into the website viewer (plus a whole lot going on behind the scenes to manage + automate the entire process from camera to website to archival). [the time-lapse modes may be pretty slow to load the images unless you have a very fast connection] i redesigned the original system so i can expand out to as many cameras as i want. if you have a great view and want to set up a live camera at your place, drop me a line.

here’s a link to the live raspberry pi camera: www.markmarano.com/live-time-lapse-webcam-with-raspberry-pi-camera

also check out the new landing page of my website: www.markmarano.com/2013-site

anyone who misses the old landing page grid gallery that i first designed back in 2010 can see it here: www.markmarano.com/gallery-grid-2010

for now, i’ll move the raspberry pi + camera to different spots around the house here, though will probably mount it on top of (or inside) my truck camper before i go on a trip in the upcoming weeks. i may also decide to bring the camera with me locally as i wander about. i’ve designed the raspberry pi end of the webcam system to keep all the photos on the sd card if the internet connection goes out (or doesn’t exist when i’m traveling with the camera) — it’ll automatically pick up where it left off uploading the files when a connection returns. [so, yes, when away from internet, it won’t exactly be live, but it’ll still be a neat experience]