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Webcam with Pan/Tilt Servos and Battery Backup

Extending motionEyeOS on a Pi Zero to support pan/tilt servos, battery backup and an on-screen status display.

Calin Crisan’s excellent motionEyeOS is a complete Linux distribution that turns the Raspberry Pi Zero into a highly functional wireless webcam. He provides detailed instructions for installation and configuration; some are referenced here. These instructions show how to use a gadget I designed called the Solar Pi Platter with a Pi Zero W to extend the capability of motionEyeOS with battery backup, pan/tilt servos and a status information display.

Installation is simple using the extension capabilities built-in to the motionEyeOS distribution. The pan/tilt controls as well as a status display showing battery and charging conditions show up in the web interface.”

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