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How to setup a camera on the Raspberry Pi 3B and other boards


Overview

USB cameras

USB cameras have the advantage of a longer chord to separate the camera from the Pi case.

USB cameras manufacturered for PCs are a good entry camera because they can be obtained cheaply in swapmeets, GoodWill, and other second-hand stores.

They are lower resolution.

CSI camera

https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/getting-started-with-picamera/
Get started with the Raspberry Pi camera module, using Python and picamera. You’ll take still pictures, record video, and apply image effects.

http://elinux.org/RPi-Cam-Web-Interface provides software to use cameras connected to the Raspberry Pi board via it CSI interface. It does not work with USB cameras.

When a camera recognizes movement, it can trigger recording.

PIR (Passive IfraRed)

https://github.com/tiimgreen/pi_lapse
Pi Lapse is a simple Python Script for the Raspberry Pi that takes photos at regular intervals.

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