By Humphrey Shotton and Nicholas Sanders
PiPark is a Raspberry Pi car parking sensor which uses a camera to detect vacant car parking spaces and send the data to a webserver, where it can be accessed by users.
Users can then check online before setting off on journeys to see which car park to head to.
Images of our original test setup can be seen in this album (http://imgur.com/a/VdfVp).
To setup server, see server/README.md.
To setup pi software, see pi/README.md.
To setup this software, you will need:
- Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi Camera
- Computer to run as the server
- Power and internet connection to the Pi (wired or wireless)
- Keyboard and mouse for Pi setup
On the Pi, you will need to have the software for:
- Python Image Library (PIL): https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/python/images/installingPIL#linux
- PiCamera: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/picamera
Most Raspberry Pi's will also already have the following installed, however they are also required to run the Pi software:
- Python 2.7 (Python 3 is not supported)
The server must have:
Both of these are available on most web servers, or part of the open source XAMPP project, if running on a computer http://www.apachefriends.org/.