Sensorbox (Software)

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The software for the sensorbox will be made available soon. Here are some details:

  • the I2C communication uses the Wire library on the Arduino and the plain Linux C API on the Raspberry Pi. Refs: Arduino's Wire library, Linux I2C API
  • The Web interface to configure the sensorbox uses Apache and PHP. There is a single configuration file that is stored in JSON format.
  • The images of the webcam are taken using Tobias Müller's v4l2grab application.


Configuring the Raspberry Pi

NOTES

1. Use one of the SD Cards with a Raspian image pre-installed. With the Raspberry Pi configuration tool: change the password (and memorise it), expand the file system, reduce the video memory to a minimum, turn off the automatic start of the desktop, enable SSH, ...

2. sudo apt-get install i2c-tools libi2c-dev

3. sudo adduser pi i2c

4. sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf, and comment out (= put # in front of the line) i2c-bcm2708

5. sudo nano /etc/modules, add i2c-dev and i2c-bcm2708 on a line each.

6. sudo modprobe i2c-bcm2708

7. sudo modprobe i2c-dev




Web interface

Current version of the web interface:

Webinterface.jpg