Date Created: 2017-10-08 14:53:25 -0500 (Sun, 08 Oct 2017)
Creeper Cam - IP Camera for Raspberry Pi
This guide shows how to assemble
the hardware and overviews the software setup for an IP Creeper
camera - The Creeper Cam!
guide uses the Raspberry Pi
and camera from the Pi Foundation.
Links to the
3D printable enclosure models are aso provided.
Some of the 3D models for the are a remix of thingiverse.com user
T_Hambush's Pi Zero security camera.
Pick the camera cable for the Pi you decide to use:
Raspberry Pi Camera - NOTE: the software for this project does not support USB cameras.
Raspberry Pi - All the versions with a camera connector should work.
Normally, I'd say get the software going before you assemble the
project and its enclosure, but for the Creeper Cam it does not matter
This project has two assembly options. The first option is for the
Pi Zero only. The second option is for all the Raspberry Pi versions
with a camera connector. Both options use a common assembly for the
Assembly - Camera Stand
Attach the ribbon cable to the Raspberry Pi camera.
Attach the camera to the front enclosure part named 'camera-enclosure-sample.stl'.
Then attach the camera enclosure lid part named 'camcaselid.stl'
to the back of camera enclosure.
Attach the camera case with lid (and ribbon cable) to the stand part
Assembly - Option 1 - Pi Zero Only
Attach the camera ribbon cable to the Pi Zero.
Attach the Pi Zero to the 3D printed main enclosure part named
Screws or E6000 adhesive are good options for attaching the Pi Zero.
Use E6000 to attach the camera stand part named 'camhinge.stl'
to the Pi Zero enclosure's top.
Lastly close the Pi Zero enclosure with the part named 'campicaselid.stl'.
Assembly - Option 2 - Raspberry Pi with Camera Connector
This assembly option is for Rasbperry Pis with a camera connector.
So far this versions Zero through 3.
Attach the camera cable to the Raspberry Pi.
Attach the Raspberry Pi to the inner area of the enclosure
part named 'basic-raspberry-pi-enclosure.stl'.
Double sided tape works well for this.
Lastly, attached the camera stand part named
to the Raspberry Pi enclosure.
Photos of Assembled Creeper Cams
Remmber this software does not support USB cameras, only Raspberry Pi cameras.
The soft ware for this project is available on Github.
The project's install guide is on elinux.org.
But the software installation for this project comes down to just a few
git clone https://github.com/silvanmelchior/RPi_Cam_Web_Interface.git
chmod u+x install.sh
The installer app configures the default port and URL. Keep track of
these values if you change them. At the time of writing this, the default
URL context was '/html'.
After installation, the default location of the camera stream is
The Web user interface has controls for the camera and operating