Pi Builder

Documentation for the Pi Builder software; see more at [https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder](https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder) Using Pi Builder, you can download a premade SD card image to use your Pi as a WiFi streaming camera, a timelapse camera, an Infragram camera, and much more! Read the [introductory blog post here](/notes/icarito/10-21-2018/introducing-pi-builder) Pi Builder is used in the following projects: * [Community Microscope Kit](/micro) * [Lego Spectrometer Kit](/lego) * [Infragram Pi Camera Kit](/wiki/raspberry-pi-infragram) (above!) ### Download Get the most standard `pi-builder` SD card image here, which creates a WiFi network called `00-PiCamera` with password `publiclab`, and includes [Infragram](https://infragram.org), [Image Sequencer](https://sequencer.publiclab.org), and camera access (with timelapse): > https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder/pull/53 Here's a direct link to a recent built image: https://gitlab.com/publiclab/pi-builder/-/jobs/121890022/artifacts/download ### Connecting Once you assemble and plug in your Pi with the provided SD card (or flash your own from [one of the recipes here](https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder/labels/recipe)): 1. wait 3-5 minutes for it to start up 2. connect to the `00-PiCamera` wifi network with password `publiclab` 3. wait for the popup prompt, or use `Click to log in to this network`, or if nothing happens, go to http://pi.local (NOT `https`, sorry!) and you'll see the welcome page. If this doesn't work, please post a question below! ### Video quality The streaming video you see in the web interfaces is not the highest quality available; to change it, click `Camera settings` at the `http://pi.local/cam/` page, and change the `Wi` value to something higher like `1024`. It can in theory go as high as `1980`, but I think streaming at high framerates at this resolution is probably tough for your Pi. [![image.png](/i/27333)](/i/27333) ### New recipes To create a new recipe on Pi Builder, see the GitHub repository (and readme file) here: https://github.com/publiclab/pi-builder There you can look at proposed recipes, open an issue, or start developing your own recipe by opening a pull request, which will begin auto-building your image each time you push a commit. ## Questions [questions:pi-builder] **** ## Activities [activities:pi-builder]...

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sashadev-sky " Hi @molangmuir10! @jywarren has told me you and @silentsairam have been running mapping events and providing input on UI work with Mapknitter. If ..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "And, I would paste the url itself but I'm just afraid that if we have it in too many places, we'll forget to update them all when we release a new ..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren " Hi! Sorry for the confusion, the instructions could be clearer. Basically we occasionally update it and leave a comment with the new version. See ..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
joquendo " I've rebooted a couple of times now, and keep having the same thing happen. I also tried switching to the main Raspian OS img. With that, I am a..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
joquendo " On the boot up I got as far as the image that is attached. Waiting about 10mins, and got nothing. Pressed enter and was asked for the pi login..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "no, that's right - sorry, it's "publiclab" by default for the WiFi password on pi-builder -- is that what you're looking for? On Thu, May 16, 2019..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "@warren awards a barnstar to imvec for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Also, interestingly, we have Infragram running in live-streaming mode pulling from the Pi camera on a web interface hosted from the Pi! https://gi..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "This is great to hear, @xose - I've actually found that it should be possible to get a Pi Zero W running BOTH as an access point and connecting to ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
xose "Amazing! At IMVEC we're working in a couple of cameras using RPi zero and one of them involves internet connection to display obtained images onli..." | Read more » over 5 years ago