CamScripter RPi is a free app that allows you to pull data from devices with a USB / Serial interface and display them within an AXIS camera image.
Using the app is simple: plug the device of your choice (thermometer, flowmeter, scale, hygrometer, etc.) into a Raspberry Pi, and a script running in the CamScripter RPi will handle the serial communication between the connected peripherals and your AXIS camera.
With our solution, you can utilize various micro apps with your AXIS camera and create dynamic graphic overlays with CamOverlay App.
What is CamScripter RPi?
CamScripter RPi is an app specifically designed to run on a Raspberry Pi. It works identically to the original version of the CamScripter App and runs micro apps. Data from the apps can be embedded
into your video stream via CamOverlay App installed on your AXIS camera.
How does CamScripter RPi work?
This edition of the CamScripter App runs on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian OS and npm package management onboard. A micro app uploaded into CamScripter RPi processes inputs from devices
connected to the Raspberry Pi and sends data to your AXIS camera.
What do you need?
Install an operating system on your Raspberry Pi using an SD card and the following official guide. While CamScripter RPi works with various Raspberry Pi versions, we recommend the latest model: Raspberry Pi 4.
Access Raspberry Pi from your computer using e.g. the Putty client. Use this command:
Run the following command to install CamScripter App:
sudo npm install -g camscripter-raspberry
Setting up CamScripter RPi
Open your internet browser and type in the IP address of your Raspberry Pi to open CamScripter App UI. The IP address must be in the following format:
Upload the package of the micro application you wish to use with the CamScripter App.
Click “Start” to launch the micro application.
Configure your micro application by pushing the gear button.
To remove CamScripter RPi from system services please run this command:
To remove CamScripter RPi from your device please type in:
sudo npm uninstall -g camscripter-raspberry
See our GitHub page for more information.