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Simple Security Camera with Dropbox Integration @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

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This is a project that started as something small but has grown over time. I wanted a simple script that would snap a picture and upload it to a ftp site once a day. With that script I could keep an eye on my yard when I was traveling. As time went on, I wanted easier access so I replaced the ftp site with DropBox. Then I wanted more images so once a day went to once and hour. As so on…

So today I still have a script but it does a few extra things. I created he gsnap script to snap a picture once a minute and store it locally or upload to DropBox. Also, there is a script that will convert the images to a time lapse movie and store it locally or upload to DropBox. Because the scripts rely on cron, I included some helper scripts to let you modify crontab and clean up old images & movies.

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