Setup Webcam for Motion Tracking (Python)

to microsd adapter (something along lines this one was $6.75 amazon)
Microsoft-LifeCam-VX-2000-Webcam (cheap webcam that workds on rp3 amazon $10)


1) installing operating system

  • using Rufus (on windows) installed dd image of rasparian Jessie

2)  boot into Rasparian ran commands in terminal:

  • setup password
$ passswd
  • get ip address for putty ssh remote
$ ifconfig
3) on windows installed putty and entered following
  • login to putty:

username: pi and password: raspberry

  • ran update and upgrade 
$ sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
  • test camera working (open menu 

$ sudo apt-get install luvcview

  • streaming webcam

$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

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