node-red-contrib-camerapi 0.0.35

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

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.

Runtime information

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



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.

This node runs fine with the NodeJS 6.x LTS and NPM v3.

Node Info

Version: 0.0.35
Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
License: Apache-2.0


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