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Make: Volume 44 by Jason Babler

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Pi Spy Surveillance System

The Raspberry Pi B+, Pi Camera Module, and free MotionPie software make it easy to keep a discreet eye on things

Written by Michael Castor

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Hep Svadja

THE RASPBERRY PI COMPUTER IS AT THE HEART OF A LOT OF REWARDING PROJECTS — especially when you add the Pi Camera Module into the bill of materials. The module is easy to set up (see our Skill Builder tutorial at makezine.com/go/skill-builder-raspberry-pi-camera-module) and recently helped me with a home-security solution.

The Pi Model B+ is the perfect hardware for a security camera project: It’s inexpensive, physically smaller and thinner than previous Pi models, and needs ...

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