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Pi Zero W Timelapse Camera

This scratch pad records my experience with a Pi Zero W unit, capturing outside timelapse.

Hardware

  • Pi Zero W and 5MP NoIR camera in standard case

Software

Pi-TiMoLo – full feature, python based.

  • Works out of the box, except pip cannot install pyexiv2 (to fix)
  • Webserver works too!

Steps

  • Setup WiFi, SSH
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get upgrade-dist
  • Test cam via raspistill
  • Install Pi-TiMoLo
  • edit ~/pitimolo/config.py (base off timelapse ‘plugin’ config)
  • run pi-timolo.sh and webserver.sh on boot via /etc/rc.local
  • rclone config to setup a remote file store (ftp to start)
  • cp rclone-tl-sync-recent.sh to rclone-tl-move.sh and modify to move all files
  • crontab -e to run rclone-tl-sync-recent.sh regularly

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