Raspberry Pi as IP webcam

I noticed this Instructable the other day and had to try it since I had an old USB web cam laying around. I found that the instructions contained some inaccuracies, here are my steps: sudo apt-get install motion sudo nano /etc/motion/motion.conf Locate and change: Daemon = OFF to ON webcam_localhost = ON to OFF webcam_port = desired…

Plotting my daily travel habbits

Now that I log my location and distance from home, I can visualize this data; Below is a 5-day log on my daily trips – I live around 20km away from the city: I am still not using this data in home automation, but plan to do so soon. Page views: 1072

emonGLCD

Glyn from OpenEnergyMonitor surprised me pleasantly the other day by sending me an emonGLCD unit to evaluate – thanks! Building it was easy, and an hour later I had it working. Quite nice piece of hardware, a must-have for home monitoring and automation projects. I will be doing customizations in the future and make blog posts…

pChart-ing emoncms data

pChart is a neat PHP charting tool, I have been using prior to switching to emoncms. Emoncms has multigraphs available, that are much more interactive, but they are slow too. I also have had some issues with certain feeds that just won’t visualize and never got to the bottom of the problem. I missed my…

Emoncms data on my phone

I wanted to have quick access to certain measurements on my home monitoring system, most important the two hot water tanks (solar and heat pump) temperatures and room temperatures. I could, of course, have my laptop to check these, but not so convenient when I am on the go. I decided to have this on…

RFM12B to Raspberry Pi board

I have decided to discontinue the TinySensor project and focus on Funky Sensor as they overlap a lot as functionality. These of you following my posts, know that I have a working prototype for a dedicated board  for RFM12 to Pi connectivity, I later modified the TinySensor to include the 2×5 pin header so it could plug…