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Help ... Is Raspberry Pi a good option for my project

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Hey there,

 

I am new user here and I was wondering if anyone of you can help me.

I have a project where i am suppose to make a camera which would record only once it detects motion.

 

To detect motion I was thinking of using a PIR sensor but i am not sure how to make the camera record. Can I use the Raspberry Pi board to connect the camera and record once the PIR sensor detect motion. Is it possible.

 

I have never used Raspberry Pi so I am not sure if this would be a good project to use it.

 

Thanks in advance,

Madman

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I believe the software Nick is referring to is "Motion" as sean at this site

 

http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion

 

and this fellow has worked out a Pi setup , see

http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/through_the_interface/2012/08/creating-a-motion-detecting-security-cam-with-a-raspberry-pi-part-1.html

 

hth

 

steve

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