Introduction: Raspberry Pi Camera


this experiment, we will use the built-in Camera connector on Raspberry Pi board to take pictures.

Step 1: Experimental Hardware Devices:

Experimental hardware devices:

This experiment requires the following hardware:

Raspberry Pi version of the child

A built-in Camera

The raspberry Pi camera module is a 500-megapixel camera, and the camera is connected for the Raspberry Pi designed, looks like the following.

It uses a fixed-focus lens. It is 2592 × 1944 pixel still images, and also supports 1080p 30fps, 720p 60fps, can screen 640x480p 60 / 90fps of this inch and speed fps (Frame per second) of the video. In particular the board surface using a small jack CSI dedicated interface to connect to connect the camera.

The board itself is very small, approximately 25 mm x 20 mm mm × 9 mm. Ideal for mobile ad hoc, and is connected to the top Raspberry Pi through a short ribbon cable.

Sensor itself has a 5 million pixel native resolution, and has on-board a fixed focus lens. In a static image, the camera is able to 2592 × 1944 pixel still images.

This camera OmniBSI technology use, high-performance 1.4-micron × 1.4-micron pixel, 1/4 optical size, automatic image control functions:

  • Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)
  • Auto White Balance (AWB)
  • Automatic band filter (ABF)
  • Automatic 50/60 Hz luminance detection
  • Automatic black level correction (ABLC)

Experiments Wiring:

Please inscribed CSI-style interface connecting the camera to a version of the child on the Raspberry Pi.

Step 2: Wiring the Hardware

Turn off the power, followed by CSI interface and camera on the Raspberry Pi board phase. CSI camera cable side is there are wires, one side is not, click on the other side in the diagram below, connect the network cable connector close beside the CSI street, but there was ˙ wire is connected to the face side of the board (HDMI in that side), which is the blue side of the hole near the network.

Step 3: Open the Camera Settings

We need to enter the setting page.

$ Sudo raspi-config

  1. Select Enable Camera (start the camera).
  2. Then through the Tab key, select the Enable option, press Enter.
  3. Back to the main menu setting, then select Finish, restart the Raspberry Pi.

Step 4: Obtain Camera Images

After the reboot is complete, you can specify through the following, grab pictures.

$ raspistill -o image.jpg

Step 5: The Results

Through the following instructions, you can grab the image file to image.jpg, if you want to shift name, please put image.jpg can be replaced by other names.

$ raspistill -o image.jpg

While in the grasp of archives, the screen will be 5 seconds, the display camera images.

Step 6: Paper Camera

After the previous camera experiments are completed, the next step is to put these devices into an enclosure, where the shell can be done in several ways. For example, I have included a image that can be downloaded and printed out, please feeling free to print on the paper board and then cut and folded into a camera case.

Step 7: Download 3d STL File

If you do have a 3D printer, you can

also download this 3D model file STL, and adjust the camera can become a Raspberry Pi shell model file download location

Step 8: Open the 3D STL File on Software.

After downloading the software into the 3D printer, and adjust the output position, confirmed press output.

Step 9: Printing and Processing

Then about three hours to wait for the finished product will be complete.


Step 10: Assembly

After the done, Assembly of all parts with Raspberry Pi, it will be a great Raspberry Pi camera.


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