Imgcomp: An off-line surveilance program for Raspberry PiI wrote imgcomp to use with Raspbery Pi computer with camera module.
Imgcomp captures still images every second (or other configured interval), and if siginficant changes are detected, saves the images into a directory hiearchy, organized by date.
I use imgcomp for monitoring activity at my workshop in the country when I'm not present, much like one would use an infrared triggered wildlife camera. I also use it for timelapses because it conveniently skips frames where nothing happens. I used it for the timelapses in my mouse trap video, the last third of my chainsaw mill video, and this motion triggered timelapse
I'm making the code available here, for free, so you can use it too. However, some computer expertise is required to use it.
Imgcomp is not a user friendly program
Imgcomp comes in a source tarball compressed with lzma (lzma compresses better than gzip or bzip2, and is faster than bzip2). Once you have downloaded imgcomp from github here: https://github.com/Matthias-Wandel/imgcomp with this command:
git clone https://github.com/Matthias-Wandel/imgcomp
Please read the notes on setting it up.
If you would like to report bugs, feel free to email me. If the above instructions don't make sense to you, then this software is not you. I don't have the time to teach you how to use Linux. You aren't paying for using it, so I don't owe you support.
High tech mousetrap monitor fail (video only)
Some of my older technical hacks
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