How can I stream the Plugable Microscope image live to my local area network?


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What is the best way to stream the live image from the Plugable USB Microscope, so that others on my local network can see it?

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3. I tried “mjpg-streamer”, but it does not seem to work with the plugable microscope. I know this because I also have a Logitech webcam, and I tried it with mjpg-streamer, and it works fine.

I would like to output the live image from the microscope to an http server on the Raspberry Pi, which is already set up as its own Wifi access point. I want other users who connect to the access point to go to a browser on their machine, and type “http://172.24.1.1”, and then see a live stream.

Again, I have already accomplished this with a Logitech webcam, but I would like to do the same with the Plugable USB Microscope.

Thanks for any pointers!


#2

We haven’t tested this specific scenario, so I don’t have any off-the-shelf solutions. Are you attempting to get an OctoPrint server going?

It appears that mjpeg-streamer.sh is only compatible with certain webcam chipsets. A quick google search shows most people using mjpeg-streamer for your scenario, but here was the oddity:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspb…

Give that a try and let me know how it goes!


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