Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Detecting motion with RPi

Using OpenCV library and few lines of Python code it's easy to create a simple motion detection with a Raspberry Pi.

This could be accomplished with other methods, like using a PIR sensor, but sometimes you just want to use a webcam without adding further hardware.

For this post I'm using my Sphaera configuration. This means that the video from a PiCamera is available as a web stream, but it would be easy to get your video frames from different sources...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OpenVPN on a Raspberry Pi

Sorry if lately I'm publishing really few posts, but this year I've been quite busy planning my weddings, so I have almost no time for everything else...

Anyway in these days I created a simple VPN server on one of my Raspberry Pi (a model 2 B). This small project has been realized for the honeymoon. Let me explain why, before looking at the procedure.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Send photos with Telegram

In the last post we saw how to use the Telegram bot APIs to send a message from a Raspberry Pi to our smartphone.

This time I will show you how easy is sending a photo using the same APIs and the Python library. You can use the same APIs also for sending videos and audio files with really small efforts.