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(@winston65)
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I have no idea if this the correct place to post this. If it is not Admin please delete. First many thanks to Dronebot. With him I would never gotten the app installed. My problem:

I come from many decades Windows use. I know just enough linux to be dangerous. After successful install, I found myself looking at setup menu that I had no what it meant.

I can't find a users guide, nor is there a help menu. I want to know more and use the app, but don't know where to look. Is there a source of info for very green users?


   
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Hi if need more information on raspi w go the web site ,  raspberrypi@.org.com

Go learn or project page if search around on this page it's got lots of information

Raspi pi pico . Book for ten pounds or download for free at 

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/rp2040/getting-started/

If you download motioneye burn the image file to sd card to get it go on wifi you edit the config file.. but just buy ethernet adapter and plug it into router and log in to motioneye admin is the username 

No password leve blank 

You can turn on  the wifi and setup a static IP address  inside motioneye 

See YouTube videos how edit it.

Hope this has been helpful. Good luck 


   
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Posted by: @videogame95

Raspi pi pico . Book for ten pounds or download for free at 

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/rp2040/getting-started/

Actually, that is a link for the Pi Pico. I believe that @winston65 was referring to the Pi Zero. Plus, I have no idea how you'd run MotionEyeOS on a Pico, as it has no camera interface.

I did a video several years ago on using MotionEyeOS, the build has changed now but the principles are the same - you just get the image, burn it to a MicroSD and follow instructions to configure it.

The MotionEyeOs Wiki is the place to go for setup information.  You might also want to check out the section devoted to the Pi Zero and Model A, as both those machines have limited resources there are a few instructions for solving common glitches.

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Bill

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I'm in the process of trying to set up CCTV in my house using Pi Zeros for remote cameras, and a Pi 4 for the hub. I need a mixture of Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections to do this, due to all the thick stone walls in my house. I haven't got all the answers yet, but will hopefully know more soon.

So far I've just got a Pi Zero with Ethernet on a USB hub working, and it's very slow. I've got an ENC28J60 Ethernet board to try, that uses SPI, so I'm hoping it might be faster. I don't have Wi-Fi in my work room, apart from using a computer as an access point, so building and setting up Wi-Fi cameras is more complicated than it should be.

Then I want to try adding some ESP32-CAMs, but I'm not sure if the motion detection will work with them.

I bought some of these dummy cameras ( https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265104440104 ). There is plenty of room inside for a Pi Zero and camera. With a bit of alteration it will take a Pi camera with IR lamps attached, but I haven't performed the necessary surgery yet! Again it's untested, so I hope it will work.

My main concern is providing power for the cameras. I don't want to have to keep changing and charging a lot of batteries. This is a useful video on running a Pi on batteries -


   
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In the Youtube video at 36:44 Bill says that a wpa_supplicant.conf file is in the articles and can be downloaded. I'm such a newbie I don't see it anywhere. I'm left trying to create it. This takes me out of my league because I'm using a windows PC and trying to get this file on to the SD card for my raspberry pi 3. I can't access the card in the card reader, it just wants to format it first. I'm thinking I will just get a piece of CAT 5 cable and connect to the router like he did. But I should learn how to get the Wifi working. Maybe you can only edit the wpasupplicant.conf file after its flashed but before it's ever been booted? Try again latter. 

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@brent13335 When you flash the SD card with the OS usig the Raspberry Pi imager, it will let you set up the wpa supplicant file and the rest of the headless environment. You can still use an attached kbd and mouse as well or instead of.

Do you know about Ethernet POE? I just got a special router ($23 CDN) plus the Pi adapter for my astronomy camera on the balcony using a Pi4. I also have the POE adapter for a Pi 0.

YES, Windows has to format the card first, then put the distro on the card but see above for a short cut, then use any editor to create the wpa_supplicant. The Pi web site has detailed instructions if mine are not clear.

Here is a site with good instructions. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/raspberry-pi-headless-setup-how-to,6028.html

 

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@john_b I used to have a few store bought cameras around my RV, the batteries were small rechargeable types and I only needed to charge them every couple months. If you are building your own cameras, keep in mind the biggest challenge will be finding non fake 18650 LiIon batteries but then again they are maybe too big for what you want. I don't have the info in front of me, but there are smaller batteries. Send me a PM if you need help selecting a battery.

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Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
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@brent13335 See the Pi docs at https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/configuration.html

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Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
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@john_b With regards to your 'slow' comment, what ethernet cable class are you using, if it is old class 4 or less it may be slow, I just bought 20 ft of CAT 6 6GB cable for  $30. Also is the USB hub powered, and is it at least USB 3.2 Gen 1? Even better if Thunderbolt 4 (not sure what that is in USB 3 speak, it's so confusing) Just remember your speed will be whatever the slowest part is and that includes the computer USB and the guts of the PC.

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Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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@zander Thanks so much. I will read the links and keep working on this.


   
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@brent13335 Here are a couple of ideas re batteries. I am very sure the batteries in my name brand security cameras were rechargeable size N batteries. Here are a couple from Amazon.ca

https://amz.run/9G6l and https://amz.run/9G6m

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Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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