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pi-builder

Documentation for the Pi Builder software; see more at [https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder](https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder) Using Pi Builder, you can download a premade SD card image to use your Pi as a WiFi streaming camera, a timelapse camera, an Infragram camera, and much more! Read the [introductory blog post here](/notes/icarito/10-21-2018/introducing-pi-builder) Pi Builder is used in the following projects: * [Community Microscope Kit](/micro) * [Lego Spectrometer Kit](/lego) * [Infragram Pi Camera Kit](/wiki/raspberry-pi-infragram) (above!) ### Download Get the most standard `pi-builder` SD card image here, which creates a WiFi network called `00-PiCamera` with password `publiclab`, and includes [Infragram](https://infragram.org), [Image Sequencer](https://sequencer.publiclab.org), and camera access (with timelapse): > https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder/pull/53 ### Connecting Once you assemble and plug in your Pi with the provided SD card (or flash your own from [one of the recipes here](https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder/labels/recipe)): 1. wait 3-5 minutes for it to start up 2. connect to the `00-PiCamera` wifi network with password `publiclab` 3. wait for the popup prompt, or use `Click to log in to this network`, or if nothing happens, go to http://pi.local (NOT `https`, sorry!) and you'll see the welcome page. If this doesn't work, please post a question below! ### Video quality The streaming video you see in the web interfaces is not the highest quality available; to change it, click `Camera settings` at the `http://pi.local/cam/` page, and change the `Wi` value to something higher like `1024`. It can in theory go as high as `1980`, but I think streaming at high framerates at this resolution is probably tough for your Pi. [![image.png](/i/27333)](/i/27333) ### New recipes To create a new recipe on Pi Builder, see the GitHub repository (and readme file) here: https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder There you can look at proposed recipes, open an issue, or start developing your own recipe by opening a pull request, which will begin auto-building your image each time you push a commit. ## Questions [questions:pi-builder] **** ## Activities [activities:pi-builder]...


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nipam_bhavsar "Dear Warren, Greetings !!! Thanks for your kind response. We are giving power supply through Laptop's USB port. Camera cable is connected proper..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
warren "Hi! Often the issue is that the ribbon cable is not properly seated, either the big one between the camera and Pi, or the little one between the ca..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
limako "You might consider Syncthing: https://syncthing.net/ It allows you to synchronize folders across multiple computers (including android phones!) It ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Teja123 "-Really like the interface, just fine tuning its application. -After a little experimentation, the interface can capture/load large format images i..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
MaggPi "@icarito Thx for the information! -Really like the interface, just fine tuning its application. -After a little experimentation, the interface ca..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Looks like it worked well! " | Read more » over 3 years ago
icarito "Oh also I was looking for references and found here that you could also try gpu_mem=256. " | Read more » over 3 years ago
icarito "Hi! Pi Builder itself is the recipe for building the customized Operating System image that we distribute, a version of which bundles the RPi-Cam-W..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
MaggPi "Hi, I am trying to download high resolution PI camera V1.3 images but Pi Builder locks up or produces files with no data. Is there a setting for..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
liz "thanks! for what it's worth, last weekend i had success transferring half a GB of photos over WiFi from a RPi to my laptop. " | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Copying in from the original comment thread: I think maybe we need to work this problem at the pi-builder level, if only by making the images down..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
liz "I did this! Here's what i changed: - the cord on the battery was so short i had to velcro it directly on top of the flap that the camera was velcro..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 "This looks great! I will try this at my next mapping on Wednesday - I used the plastic bottle rig in the mapping handbook so would be good to exper..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren " @molangmuir10 @silentsairam @kayrufty take a look at this post -- this is not super elegant but just looking for fast and very lightweight ways to..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
kkida369 " I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time. I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
sashadev-sky "@molangmuir10 I'm glad you like it! I am going to merge this update and definitely want to read your note so please tag me in comments :) " | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 " Hi @sashadev-sky - great update! I've seen your convo on GitHub with @jywarren - I'm about to release a research note with my initial experiences ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
sashadev-sky " Thank you I appreciate it! " | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 " Hi @sashadev-sky - sure I'll definitely do this! Will check it out this afternoon :) " | Read more » over 3 years ago
sashadev-sky " Hi @molangmuir10! @jywarren has told me you and @silentsairam have been running mapping events and providing input on UI work with Mapknitter. If ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "And, I would paste the url itself but I'm just afraid that if we have it in too many places, we'll forget to update them all when we release a new ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren " Hi! Sorry for the confusion, the instructions could be clearer. Basically we occasionally update it and leave a comment with the new version. See ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
joquendo " I've rebooted a couple of times now, and keep having the same thing happen. I also tried switching to the main Raspian OS img. With that, I am a..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
joquendo " On the boot up I got as far as the image that is attached. Waiting about 10mins, and got nothing. Pressed enter and was asked for the pi login..." | Read more » over 3 years ago