This question is a little bit out on the edge of this forum. I want to use an old android phone as camera on my octoprint server for 3d printing. The thing is:
I have a wifi-plug running the printer, some lights, and the octopi. When I turn on the plug, the printer and print server is ready to print. I have a simple rpi-cam, but I want to upgrade it, because the visuals are lousy. The pi-hq camera is expensive, and buying a dedicated webcam is also kinda lavish.
I don’t want to keep the camera on 24/7, and I want to have the option to turn it on and off remotely. Are there any ways to manage this? (other than making a servo setup to manually turn on and off the phone…) (I know this is silly! Bare with me )