This Raspberry Pi Webcam Server tutorial will take you through on how to have your very own Webcam that is visible on a webpage.
If you’re after more of a security like system then check out the Raspberry Pi security camera tutorial as it features fully-fledged web streaming, motion detection, recording and multi camera functionality.
This tutorial is marked “intermediate” as it can be difficult to get working especially if you have hardware that differs to the versions used in this tutorial. If you find that you can’t get this to work then the security camera solution linked above is much easier to get going.
Below are some of the pieces of equipment that you will need to be able to complete this tutorial.
How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Webcam Server
Firstly, we will need to install Raspbian onto the Raspberry Pi. If you haven’t already done this then check out my awesome guide on installing NOOBs Raspberry Pi. It will take you through all the steps that you will need to do to get up and running.
In this tutorial we will be using a package called motion if you want to learn more about it you can check out their website at Motion.
Since the latest version of Raspbian is missing dependencies that motion requires for it work correctly we will need to install a different precompiled version. The package maintainer (Calin Crisan) of motioneye provides a package that has everything we need and it works just fine with the Raspberry Pi.
- We will be using the terminal so open the terminal on the Pi or connect to it via SSH.
- To begin, first update the Raspberry Pi so you’re running on the latest version.
For more detail: Build a Raspberry Pi Webcam Server in Minutes