Raspberry Pi car parking sensor to detect occupied car parking spaces using the Raspberry pi camera. Includes web server.
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By Humphrey Shotton and Nicholas Sanders

Raspberry Pi car parking sensor with server.

View the website http://humpheh.github.io/PiPark/!

Images of our test setup can be seen here (http://imgur.com/a/VdfVp).

Setup Instructions

To setup server, see server/README.md.

To setup pi software, see pi/README.md.

What you will need

To setup this software, you will need:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi Camera
  • Computer to run as the server
  • Power and internet connection to the Pi (wired or wireless)
  • Keyboard and mouse for Pi setup

Pi Software

On the Pi, you will need to have the software for:

Most Raspberry Pi's will also already have the following installed, however they are also required to run the Pi software:

  • Python 2.7 (Python 3 is not supported)

Server Software

The server must have:

  • MySQL
  • PHP

Both of these are available on most web servers, or part of the open source XAMPP project, if running on a computer http://www.apachefriends.org/.