Sunday, 1 April 2012

Take a picture with Arduino

Have you ever thought to attach a camera on your Arduino? Well, today it's your lucky day because I can show you an example of you can connect the Linksprite camera to your Arduino.

Items:
  1. Arduino uno
  2. Linksprite Camera JPEG
  3. SD Reader
Library:
  1. SD
  2. Adafruit VC0706 ( download )
 It's time to connect everything together! Connect your SD Reader as usually, I choose the SD Shield because it's simple to have everything in a pile, after that you can connect your camera on the pins 2,3.

2 => TX
3 => RX


When everything is connected, you need to open the Arduino IDE and try the example of Adafruit, make sure that the CS of the SD Reader it's the right one, otherwise you will not able to run the script.

You should see something like that:

When Arduino has finished to write the image on your SD Card, plug it on your computer and check the result.

**** ATTENTION *****
The example works only on Windows ( maybe OSX as well ).


3 comments:

Kristin Elliott said...

Hi I am doing a similar project and I was wondering if you need to save images on a SD card? Can you just directly save the images to your computer? I would like to save the images I have taken directly to the computer.

小駱 said...

Can the script just take and sent pic to pc or cellphone with wifi or bluetooth?

小駱 said...

Can the script just take and sent pic to pc or cellphone with wifi or bluetooth?