How to Build a Pi Camera

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Digital cameras have become common devices found on such electronic products as smartphones and tablets. With a push of a button, we're able to capture memorable moments, sporting events, and awesome maker projects to share with family and friends.

In the past, to build a basic digital camera required an extensive amount of photography knowledge and electronics. Today, building a digital camera is easy as a Raspberry Pi, a camera board, and a small amount of Python code.

In this project, you will learn how to build a Raspberry Pi camera (Pi Camera). The components to build the Pi Camera are provided in the Parts Lists. The Pi Camera basic components, provided in a block diagram, are shown in Figure 1.



Figure 1: The Pi Camera block diagram

Parts List

Digital Camera Basics

Pi Camera Configuration

Building the Pi Camera

The Pi Camera Python Code


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