Hey there, I was wondering if anyone could lend some simple advice about a few things. I'm looking to add RasPi's with cameras for spaghetti detective to my small fleet of roughly 30 printers and I had a handful of potential concerns.
I feel like trying to run all of the RasPi's through WiFi would be too much. Trying to stream 30 cameras worth of video feed seems like it would more than likely overload the network, can anyone chime in on this? I would also be making the video streams remotely accessible. I should also note that the printers are in a special enclosure in a warehouse and are not currently located "too close" to our internet router.
How much CPU / RAM is going to be required to run spaghetti detective on that many printers? Side question, does Spaghetti detective make use of multiple CPU cores if necessary?
Does the quality of the camera used for spaghetti detective make a significant difference in the program's effectiveness? If so are there any suggestions for the most optimal camera? I was just thinking the cheap raspberry pi camera can look pretty decent but if a different camera will get me better results then I want the different camera.
If I do in-fact have to use a Raspberry Pi with ethernet ports, can anyone make suggestions as to the most efficient setup? I imagine I'm going to need some sort of buck converter to run power off the printers to the RasPi, as trying to add 30 electrical outlets would be too much.
Side note for anyone wondering - I will definitely be creating some new plugins that I will post and I will definitely play around with Spaghetti Detective and potentially edit/add to it.