Day 18: Installing the camera

I followed the instructions described in the Mod my Pi blog:

First step: Update the system:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove

Second step: Enabling the camera

sudo raspi-config

raspi-config

Third step: Installing the camera

  • Shutted down the system, removed the power cable, video cable, sd card, etc
  • Followed James Adams’ video at YouTube:

Fourth step: Taking pictures

raspistill -o raspbox.jpg

raspbox

We can also shot videos:

raspivid -o video.h264 -t 5000

These programs have several options for setting resolution, file format, etc

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Day 1: Buying the basics

When I first listed the hardware I wanted to buy, I ended up with a very long list. So, I changed my strategy and bought only the basics:

Raspberry Pi Model B 512MB + case:

Raspberry Pi + Case

Camera:

Raspberry Pi's Camera

They come in nice little boxes:

Raspberry Pi camera box Raspberry Pi original box

I also bought a Sony SDHC UHS-I Card with 8 GB.