A Node-RED node to take photos on a Raspberry Pi with a USB camera. This node will only work on an Raspberry Pi with a USB Camera.
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-usbcamera
Additionally you have to install on the Raspberry Pi
You have to install fswebcam by following command.
sudo apt install fswebcam
If you are using the default path - the /home/pi/Pictures will be used.
This node was tested to Node.js v6.11.3 and NPM 3.10.10 on Node-Red v0.17.5
This node is to take a photo in a given format directly from a USB camera on Raspberry Pi. 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 or Buffer object.
This node was tested to Node.js v6.11.3 and NPM 3.10.10 on Node-Red v0.17.5.