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BerryCam Express

##Note - if you are using Jessie - see

First of all make sure that you have the latest version of raspbian running on your Raspberry Pi:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install NodeJS and Node Package Manager

Install the Node packages for Raspberry Pi. These will be downloaded into the /home/pi folder:

cd /usr/local
sudo tar -xvzf ~/node-v0.10.2-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz --strip=1

Once this is completed, check the version installed:

node -v

You should see v0.10.2 or the version that you have installed. This concludes that NodeJS is now installed. Check that the Node Package Manager is installed:

npm -v

which should reveal the version number 1.2.15 or the version that you have installed.

Install bower and grunt

We need to install bower and grunt globally. Run commands

sudo npm install -g bower 
sudo npm install -g grunt-cli 


Clone the BerryCam Express project onto your Raspberry Pi

We need to pull all the code that runs BerryCam Express down into your user directory (or the location of your choosing). To clone within the /home/pi directory:

cd ~
git clone

Install additional project dependencies (takes around 5 minutes)

This command installs a package, and any packages that it depends on. Although this take quite some time given the amount of processing power initially required, it makes it easy to fetch all the required components and libraries.

We issue the commands:

cd BerryCamExpress
npm install
bower install
grunt pi 

After a few minutes, the package will install additional dependencies that allow it to run, then build itself.

Start the server

Now that we have all the necessary components in place, we can start the BerryCam Express server which allows devices to connect to your Pi and take photographs with the camera.

To start the camera server:

cd dist
node berrycam-server.js

Browse to the pi on any device with a web browser on port 3000 - so if your pi was on IP address then you would type

The interface should appear on the screen. Press the camera button to take a test photograph.

Using the app

For more information and tips on using BerryCam Express head on over to the wiki: