DIY Dashboard Camera Dashcam with Raspberry Pi and PubNub

Since the Raspberry Pi was released in 2012, the capabilities of low-power, low-cost embedded computing devices have grown tremendously. It is now quite common to see smart devices (thermostats, lighting, locks, cameras) in homes as well as real-time updates in industrial settings such as package delivery services. As ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft gain popularity and autonomous vehicles loom closer on the technical horizon, the most important applications of mobile devices in smart car settings are becoming clearer and clearer. In this blog entry, we create a DIY always on live dashboard camera broadcast using the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and the Raspberry Pi 8MP Camera Module. With this platform, we can broadcast high- or low-quality images at a fixed interval and have them immediately picked up by our receiver user interface (which well cover in the upcoming Part 2 entry).”