+# Created by James Moore on 28/07/2013.
+# Copyright (c) 2013 Fotosyn. All rights reserved.
+# Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
+# Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+# modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
+# 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
+# list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+# 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
+# this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
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+# The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation are those
+# of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies,
+# either expressed or implied, of the FreeBSD Project.
+# This script sets up and runs a Python Script which, at intervals invokes a capture
+# command to the Raspberry Pi camera, and stores those files locally in a dynamically
+# To invoke, copy this script to an easy to find file location on your Raspberry Pi
+# (eg. /home/pi/), log into your Raspberry Pi via terminal and type:
+# sudo python /your/file/location/raspiLapseCam.py (add &) if you wish to run as a
+# background task. A process ID will be shown which can be ended with
+# sudo kill XXXX (XXXX = process number)
+# Based on your settings the application will no begin capturing images
+# saving them to your chose file location (same as current location of this file as default.
+# Import some frameworks
+from datetime import datetime
+# Grab the current datetime which will be used to generate dynamic folder names
+initYear = "%04d" % (d.year)
+initMonth = "%02d" % (d.month)
+initDate = "%02d" % (d.day)
+initHour = "%02d" % (d.hour)
+initMins = "%02d" % (d.minute)
+# Define the location where you wish to save files. Set to HOME as default.
+# If you run a local web server on Apache you could set this to /var/www/ to make them
+# accessible via web browser.
+folderToSave = "timelapse_" + str(initYear) + str(initMonth) + str(initDate) + str(initHour) + str(initMins)
+# Set the initial serial for saved images to 1
+# Run a WHILE Loop of infinitely
+ # Set FileSerialNumber to 000X using four digits
+ fileSerialNumber = "%04d" % (fileSerial)
+ # Capture the CURRENT time (not start time as set above) to insert into each capture image filename
+ hour = "%02d" % (d.hour)
+ mins = "%02d" % (d.minute)
+ # Define the size of the image you wish to capture.
+ imgWidth = 800 # Max = 2592
+ imgHeight = 600 # Max = 1944
+ print " ====================================== Saving file at " + hour + ":" + mins
+ # Capture the image using raspistill. Set to capture with added sharpening, auto white balance and average metering mode
+ # Change these settings where you see fit and to suit the conditions you are using the camera in
+ os.system("raspistill -w " + str(imgWidth) + " -h " + str(imgHeight) + " -o " + str(folderToSave) + "/" + str(fileSerialNumber) + "_" + str(hour) + str(mins) + ".jpg -sh 40 -awb auto -mm average -v")
+ # Increment the fileSerial
+ # Wait 60 seconds (1 minute) before next capture
+ # Just trapping out the WHILE Statement
+ print " ====================================== Doing nothing at this time"