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George
(@george)
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Hi all,

I'm in the middle of working on a new time-lapse feature that will allow a webcam to be plugged into a Root/Mote/Pro and used to create a images for a time-lapse of the print. Currently we have a feature that enables time-lapses to be made with a GoPro, I was wondering if anyone is using this feature? Would it be a problem if it was removed and replaced with the webcam version?

The reason I ask is it makes the development a lot cleaner for the web cam version if the GoPro option is removed. Obviously I don't want to get rid of a feature that is in use so I'm hoping to gauge interest here. If it is something people would like to keep then we can work to have both the webcam and the GoPro time-lapse options available.

Let me know what you think :)

George

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Posted : 28th May 2019 4:13 pm
Enginwiz
(@enginwiz)
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Would this be the official RaspberryPi webcam or some kind of USB webcam?

I have a chinese wlan webcam with remote pan and tilt on the right side of the Robox. It works, but I don‘t like to use the cloud service that streams the Robox and my office to a server in China.

Would it be possible to get a livestream hosted by the RaspberryPi in the Root or Mote? That would be very much appreciated!

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Posted : 28th May 2019 4:33 pm
George
(@george)
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So this would be for USB webcams. Currently looking into adding Motion to the pi, which is compatible with most web cams I believe. It will allow the cam to take snapshots when we ask it, but it should also allow for streaming from the camera to a particular port. I'm not sure the quality of the stream will be amazing though, i.e. it will probably be a noticeably low frame-rate.

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Posted : 29th May 2019 9:28 am
Enginwiz
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The difference between a time-lapse and a smooth video stream lies in the frame rate. Maybe it would be a good solution to provide a user selectable frame rate. 

The RaspberryPi will set a speed limit for the frame rate. In my case it would be sufficient to see two or three frames per second on a mobile phone, that is in the same wlan as the root or mote. I just want to see that the print is progressing normally without walking to the Robox every five minutes.

An inexpensive USB webcam would be sufficient for this task.

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Posted : 30th May 2019 6:36 am
Pete
 Pete
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@george I moved this so it is more vis(it)ible

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Posted : 17th October 2019 9:32 am
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Roger
(@roger)
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Wauw, with the new update 4.02.00 we now have the possibility to connect an USB cam to the Root. I connected my Logitech C920 and started printing. I haven't found any settings where the movie or stills will be stored? The print is running right now, curious where I will find the images or movie :). 

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Posted : 25th September 2020 6:02 pm
Tony Aldhous
(@taldhous)
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@roger If a USB memory stick was plugged into the Pi while it was printing, the images will be stored on the stick in a directory named after the printer. Otherwise it will be stored on the Raspberry Pi itself in /home/pi/CEL\ Root/timelapse.

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Posted : 28th September 2020 5:36 pm
Juan Barbini
(@juan15pablo)
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I have a mote with picamera ( https://cel-uk.com/community/show-us-bits/picamera-on-robox/), and it seems it is not recognized to make timelapse.

 

 

Could be configured somehow?

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Posted : 30th September 2020 4:38 pm
Pete
 Pete
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There is some new info here

https://cel-robox.com/root#timelapse

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Posted : 5th October 2020 9:24 am
Juan Barbini
(@juan15pablo)
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@pete Any news on adding Rpi camera support?

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Posted : 6th October 2020 11:49 pm
Pete
 Pete
(@pete)
I am Pete Admin

@juan15pablo

I don't have access to a pi camera but if fswebcam supports it then you should be able to create a profile

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bionic/man1/fswebcam.1.html

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Posted : 7th October 2020 10:32 am
Tony Aldhous
(@taldhous)
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@juan15pablo The raspberry pi camera works with AutoMaker/Root (at least on my system) provided it is enabled on the Pi.

To enable it, you need to log onto the pi using SSH, and run raspi-config (remember to use sudo as it needs root privileges). Go to Interfaces and enable camera. Reboot the pi. On my system it comes up in AutoMaker as [0] camera0.

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Posted : 9th October 2020 12:49 pm
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