What is the Raspberry Pi Camera and what can you do with it?
The Raspberry Pi foundation has developed a special camera that takes high-definition video and stills photographs. It’s easy to get started, as it just plugs in to the Raspberry Pi, and has many advanced features like OCR, time-lapse and slow-motion.
This five megapixel fixed-focus camera supports 1080p30, 720p60 and VGA90 video modes, and stills capture. It comes with a 15cm ribbon cable that you use to attach it via the CSI port on the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi camera is compatible with all models of the Raspberry Pi. You can access it through MMAL and V4L APIs, and there are many third-party libraries that have been developed for it, including the Picamera Python library.
We’ve seen it used in home security applications, in wildlife camera traps, and now Dexter has made it compatible with the GoPiGo Raspberry Pi robot car! Now you can use your Raspberry Pi camera as a wifi controlled robot for exploring the scary spaces behind the couch or to check in on your pets while you are at the office.
Assembly instructions for Raspberry Pi Camera & Ultrasonic Sensor.
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GoPiGo is a robot car! The Starter Kit includes everything you need to get started from scratch including a GoPiGo2 Base Kit, Raspberry Pi 3, Mini Wifi Dongle, GoPiGo Servo Package, Ultrasonic Sensor, microSD Card (with our software), Power Supply, and Ethernet Cable. Check out our colored acrylic bodies.
The Dexter Industries Sensor Mount allows you to easily attach sensors to your GoPiGo3. Our custom design allows you to snap sensors right onto the mount and then snap the mount onto the GoPiGo3. No screws or soldering iron required! Attach any of the Dexter Industries or Grove sensors to your Raspberry Pi robot.
The Servo Package is a device that rotates. It connects directly to the GoPiGo and enables you to control an attached sensor’s rotation with software. This package comes with the servo and mounting hardware for attaching an ultrasonic sensor or Raspberry Pi camera to the GoPiGo Raspberry Pi robot car.