Adding a camera

A project log for Raspberry Pi I2C Interfacing

A quick go at talking to a few devices

KeithKeith 12/13/2020 at 17:180 Comments


Bought this from the Pi Shop in town, for £25.

This might be useful for remotely monitoring events, either in real time.
It is rated 1080 lines at 30 fps, and 720 at 60 fps, which should be plenty.

The PiCamera box has a link to, which links to the product page at, which links to how to use it

Key points:

Instructions advise updating and upgrading the software first, using the command line:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

This took about 22 minutes.

After that, I rebooted and was able to run the commands to demonstrate it was working.

Total installation time is a few minutes, discounting the software update. I made the mistake of plugging it into the LCD port. Thankfully this hasn't damaged the camera.