The purpose of this code base is to provide an easy interface for creating a Raspberry Pi-based coffee camera. I found that there were too many people walking back and forth to the empty coffee pot and decided to make this little project with some parts that I had mostly laying around.
- raspberry pi (all should work, but may need extra hardware)
- compatible camera
- wifi dongle (optional)
- case (optional)
- power adapter
At this time, you must be running this project on a Raspberry Pi
or the dependency
picamera will not be runnable:
pip install coffeecam
From the Command Line
This package will serve up pages by simply starting it. If you have
installed coffeecam into the path
you can simply:
$ sudo /home/myname/py3env/bin/coffeecam
Or, if you wish to specify a configuration file:
$ sudo /home/myname/py3env/bin/coffeecam -c /my/config/file.json
The configuration file is not required to begin execution. If a configuration file is not supplied, defaults will be assumed.
An example configuration file may be found in the examples directory.
From Raspbian, you may wish to add to the crontab in order to start up at boot:
$ sudo su $ crontab -e
Then append the line:
All dependencies are pip-installable:
This has only been tested on Raspbian, though it may work with other distributions.
How it Works
This package will run a flask instance which serves up a page containing a series of screenshots. This originally had a different structure, but after coming across a blog post, I decided to template the project after that.
All contributions are welcome! I could use some particular focus on adding tests and documentation, but features are always welcome as well!