Motion Uploader is a BASH script used in conjunction with the motion video camera capture service. This script uploads any movement to a Dropbox share of your choosing.
This project was designed to work on a Raspberry Pi running raspbian. There is no reason why this won't work on other hardware with other devices. Here is the list of hardware used for my setup:
- Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB)
- Sandisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
- D-Link DUB-H7BL, 7-port USB 2.0 Hub
- Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 720p HD Notebook Webcam w/Auto Focus
- Belkin F7D2102 802.11n N300 Micro Wireless Adapter v3000 [Realtek RTL8192CU]
- Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle
sudo apt-get install curl motion git arp-scan
Checkout motion uploader:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/marek/MotionUploader.git motion sudo mv motion /home/motion sudo chown -R motion:motion /home/motion sudo chmod -R +x /home/motion
Create motion user:
# adduser --system --home /home/motion --group motion motion sudo usermod --home /home/motion
Configure Dropbox Uploader
The first time you use Dropbox Uploader, you have to run these commands:
sudo chmod +x dropbox_uploader.sh sudo -u motion HOME=/home/motion ./dropbox_uploader.sh
This will allow you to create an API key so that the application can access your dropbox folder.
Motion Uploader can be setup to shutdown or startup based on the presence of wifi devices on your network or on the presence of Bluetooth devices.
nano home_check.sh # What interface you want to use to scan with (wlan0 = wifi device, eth0 = wired network) WIFI_INTERFACE=wlan0 # When these Wifi MAC addresses are found on the network, shutdown motion WIFI_MACS=( "AA:00:BB:11:CC:22" "DD:33:EE:DD:44:FF" ) # When these Bluetooth MAC addresses are found within range, shutdown motion BT_MACS=( "A1:B2:C3:D4:E5:F6" ) # The PID file Motion uses when it's running PID_FILE=/var/run/motion/motion.pid
add the script to the root cron scheduler
nano /etc/crontab # add this line to the end */10 * * * * root cd /home/motion && /home/motion/home_check.sh
sudo service cron restart
** Free up more ram for the motion process: ** Reduce the amount of memory that is allocated to the GPU.
sudo nano /boot/config.txt # set gpu_mem to 16MB gpu_mem=16
** Motion conf for LifeCam HD-6000 **
See ./extra/motion.pi.conf for the configuration file I used for the creation of this project.