node-red-contrib-camerapi 0.0.34

Node Red Nodes for getting photos on a raspberry pi with a raspberry pi camera enabled

npm install node-red-contrib-camerapi

A Node-RED node to take photos on a Raspberry Pi. This node will only work on an Raspberry Pi with a Raspberry Pi Camera enabled.


Run the following command in the root directory of your Node-RED install or home directory (usually ~/.node-red) and will also install needed libraries.

    npm install node-red-contrib-camerapi

This node was now migrated and tested to Nodejs V6.x LTS and NPM 3.x on Node-Red 0.16.

Additionally you have to install on the Raspberry Pi

First you have to install a Raspberry Pi Camera physically and don't forget to enable the Camera in raspi-config. If you are using the default path - the /home/pi/Pictures will be used.



This node is to take a photo in a given format directly from the Raspberry Pi Camera. The image of the photo is stored into the file-system and msg.payload will give you the path and the filename including extension to the photo.

Node Info

Version: 0.0.34
Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
License: Apache-2.0


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