I just got my pir motion detector module in the mail and I have been tinkering with it lately. I have made a python3 code that will detect motion then save the picture. My problem is that I want to save the photos onto a usb drive, but I do not know how to do that from with in python3 code. The pictures are just saving under the pi directory.This is the site I have been using to help me along the way.
And this is my code so far.
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time import picamera import datetime # new
def get_file_name(): # new
sensor = 4
GPIO.setup(sensor, GPIO.IN, GPIO.PUD_DOWN)
previous_state = False
current_state = False
cam = picamera.PiCamera()
previous_state = current_state
current_state = GPIO.input(sensor)
if current_state != previous_state:
new_state = “HIGH” if current_state else "LOW"
print(“GPIO pin %s is %s” % (sensor, new_state))
fileName = get_file_name() # new
cam.start_recording(fileName) # new
cam.stop_recording() # new
P.S any help is great