I8217ve been playing around with the Raspberry Pi Zero W lately and having so much fun on the command line. For those uninitiated it8217s a tiny Arm computer running Raspbian a derivative of Debian. It has a 1 GHz processor that had the ability to be overclocked and 512 MB of RAM in addition to wireless g and bluetooth.
A few weeks ago I built a garage door opener with video and accessible via the net. I wanted to do something a bit different and settled on a dashcam for my brother-in-law8217s SUV.
I wanted the camera and Pi Zero W mounted on the dashboard and to be removed with ease. On boot it should autostart the RamDashCam RDC and there should also be 4 desktop scripts dashcam.sh startdashcam.sh stopdashcam.sh shutdownshutdown.sh. Also create and a folder named video on the Desktop for the older video files. I also needed a way to power the RDC when there is no power to the vehicle8217s usb ports. Lastly I wanted it8217s data accessible on the local LAN when the vehicle is at home.