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Stream live video from your Pi

With Dataplicity Wormhole and Hawkeye we can set up a webcam with a Pi and see its video stream remotely, wherever we are!

Overview

Hawkeye is a very elegant, lightweight video streamer developed with maximum performance and ease of use in mind!

With the use of a USB webcam and a Raspberry Pi we can stream a live video remotely through wormhole.

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Please ensure the following before proceeding:


Install Hawkeye

In a terminal window on our Pi, ensuring we are at the [email protected] prompt, we copy/paste the command below. It is an automated installer that will prepare everything for us.

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wildfoundry/specialprojects-public/webcam-streamer/install_webcamstreamer.lua | sudo lua

Start Hawkeye

When the above installer has finished setting up Hawkeye we use the command below to start a Hawkeye streaming session.

sudo /opt/webcam_streamer/start

Access your webcam stream remotely

Having completed the steps above we're now ready to use Wormhole to access the live video stream. Normally, to access our wormhole we will find its link in our device's options pane:

Using our wormhole link that will look similar to:

https://ABCD-EFGH-1234-device.dataplicity.io/

Where the ABCD-EFGH-1234 part will be unique to our account. We enter this link in our browser.

This will present us with a view on the video stream.

Enjoy!
-- Dataplicty Team 🤗

Updated 10 months ago

Stream live video from your Pi


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