How to Build a Simple Raspberry Pi Home Security Camera

After the flashing process is complete, you need to connect your Raspberry Pi to the Wi-Fi network. Insert the microSD card back into the computer and do the following:

1. Download and install Atom. This will be used to create a special file that will automatically connect your Raspberry Pi to the Wi-Fi network.

2. Open Atom.

3. Click File and select New File.

4. Type the following lines on the new file.

5. Replace “COUNTRY_ISO_CODE” with the two-letter ISO code for your country (eg, us for United States, ca for Canada).

6. Replace “YOUR_NETWORK_NAME” and “YOUR_NETWORK_PASSWORD” with your network SSID and password.

7. Save the file to your microSD card as “wpa_supplicant.conf” (without quotes).

8. Eject the microSD card from your computer and insert it into your card.

9. Turn on the Raspberry Pi.

10. During map initialization, download and install angry IP on your computer. You will use it to find out the IP address of the Raspberry Pi.

11. Open Angry IP.

12. Click Start.

13. Find the IP address with a hostname starting with MEYE.

14. Launch your computer’s browser.

15. Type the card’s IP address and press Enter. It should automatically show your camera feed.

If you don’t see a video feed, check if the camera is properly connected. If you have the Raspberry Pi camera, it should be firmly seated on the ribbon slot.

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