Summary

The Temboo service has moved away from Arduino support. The service access in this older guide will no longer work.
In this project, you learned how to connect a USB camera to your Arduino Yun and build two exciting projects on top of it. The first one is a security camera that automatically upload pictures on Dropbox when motion is detected in front of the camera. The second project was a camera that streams video on a Youtube event, so you can monitor your home from anywhere in the world.

Of course, there are several ways to build other cool applications using this project. You can for example drop the motion detection part, and build a camera that take snapshots at regular intervals and upload these on Dropbox. You can for example easily create time-lapse videos with this kind of project: just collect the pictures from your Dropbox account, paste them into a time-lapse software, and done! You can also extend this project by adding more Yun + camera modules, to have a complete video monitoring system in your home!
This guide was first published on Mar 31, 2014. It was last updated on Mar 31, 2014. This page (Summary) was last updated on Oct 16, 2019.