Latest on how to stream video using raspberry pi camera v2?


I’ve read a few posts from a few years back. Is there a best way to add streaming video to the photon platform?


@edmundcape Welcome to the Particle Community.

The Photon isn’t suitable to be used to connect directly to a camera like the RPi camera V2 and does not have the RAM to allow for streaming of video. The Raspberry Pi Particle client software is no longer being developed and is not supported.

Another approach you could consider is to try a ESP32 CAM - this cheap module can be programmed using the Arduino IDE and offers streaming of video to the web. It could be controlled via its GPIO from a Photon or could alert the Photon if it has detected a person in its field of view. If you search this forum you will find a topic where this is discussed.


Great info. Thank you.