Raspberry Pi EyeFi Server


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I tried to ceate a Raspberry Pi as a standalone Photo catching device for multile EyeFi Cards.

Turns out that is not possible at the moment using EyeFi Mobi cards.

That is what I tried:

Hardware:

– Raspberry Pi

– EyeFi Mobi card

– Edimax USB Wifi Dongle

– Camera

Software:

– Raspian install
– https://github.com/dgrant/eyefiserver2/

Installation:

– git clone the eyefiserver2
– follow https://github.com/dgrant/eyefiserver2/wiki/Getting-Started

Starting

Start the script

sudo eyefiserver.py start /etc/eyefiserver.conf /var/log/eyefiserver.log

Check

[03/26/16 01:32PM][runEyeFi] - Eye-Fi server started listening on port 59278
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:59278           0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      873/python  

Seems okay

Upload Key

The first issue was the upload key.
Connected two different eyefi cards with OSX and Windows 7 and was unable to find an upload key other then 00000000000000000000000000000000

On OSX:

/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Eyefi/Eyefi Mobi/

But there is a SQL database in:

And you can do the following:

sqlite3 offline.db
SQLite version 
Enter ".help" for usage hints.
sqlite> SELECT o_mac_address, o_upload_key FROM o_devices;
00-11-11-11-11-11|12345678901234567890123456789012

Hm but still, using that upload key (was reducted) the eyefiserver2 did not work.

And I was unable to get a connection from my camera to my pi.

There is an issue reported in github:

https://github.com/dgrant/eyefiserver2/issues/9

That referenced the following Whitepaper:

https://www.os3.nl/_media/2013-2014/courses/ot/connor_stavros.pdf

So at the moment the problem has not been solved,an workaround would be using an Mac / Windows System, or to upgrade to the larger EyeFi Version:

Feel free to comment your solutions below.

Further reading:

Raspberry PI and Eye-Fi
http://support.photosmithapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/116903-why-do-i-see-multiple-eye-fi-card-upload-keys-ho
https://github.com/michaelbrandt/node-eyefimobiserver/blob/master/related_work/eyefi-mobi.py
http://www.ephototag.com/using-a-eye-fi-card/
https://launchpad.net/eyefi/+download
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~jordens/eyefi/trunk/view/head:/README.rst
http://support.photosmithapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/152395-how-do-i-generate-an-eye-fi-card-upload-key
http://thewifibooth.com/article/eyefiuploadkey-x2pro/

Apple Mail quit unexpectedly

On Apple OSX the following issue is very bad to solve:

Crashed Thread:        23  -[DeliveryQueue _deliverQueuedMessages:]  Dispatch queue: NSOperationQueue 0x7fcf5eb248f0 :: NSOperation 0x7fcf62396ec0 (QOS: UTILITY)

Exception Type:        EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes:       0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Application Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Encoding a malformed address (unbalanced quote or parenthesis), bad things may be about to happen.
"XYZ,'
abort() called
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException

There are some articles how to potentially solve it with deleting settings of mail etc. but there is another solution:

– Turn the system to offline mode (turn of WiFi etc.)
– Open Mail
– Search for the email with malformated content
– delete the email
– close Mail
– Turn the system back to online mode
– start Mail again

–> Done

Hope that helped