adventures with microcomputers prototyping with raspberry pi

2. Documentation/Surveillance Machine


Create a video recording system, using the PiCamera, to covertly surveil a public location of your choosing or seamlessly document a participatory activity of your design. In either case the goal is for your video recording system to record video without calling attention to yourself (in the case of a surveillance machine) or interrupting the natural flow of activity (in the case of a documentation machine).


  • target platform: raspberry pi
  • records video with the PiCamera
  • auto-launch video recording script on boot
  • prototype responds to (multiple times, document all deployments)
  • present resulting video


The rubric by which your project will be evaluated can be found here.