Motion Detector Pi


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Learning Outcomes

  • Enable the PiCamera on the Raspberry Pi;

  • Install the motion sensing tool;

  • Understand how to use the Command Line Interface.


Hardware Required

Component Number (Box Case)

Slot 1

Slot 11

Slot 11

Slot 11

Slot 11

Slot 12

Slot 13


Raspberry Pi + Case

Raspbian SD Card

Pi Camera


Wireless Keyboard

Wireless Mouse

Power Supply


Video Guide


There are numerous amounts of security cameras that you may feature on every day when you are out in public. There are secure areas that need to be monitored and this project is a very simple way of setting up a motion detecting camera. It isn’t always legal or ethical to continuously record an area and it might be that you only need to record at specific times of the day. What other applications of this project can you think of? Could this project be integrated with other tools such as email to send you notifications?

It is important to understand that there are many ways to adapt and modify these projects and developmental opportunities to make them bigger and better. No project is perfect or complete, but by developing your own coding skills and your ability to research this will enable you to find new, better projects that you can easily work on yourself.