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Components Required:

1. Raspberry Pi 3 model B – Buy

2. MicroSD card 8 or 16 GB (Class 4 and above) with Raspbian

3. Windows PC / Linux PC (Tested on Windows 10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

4. Ethernet cable (Category 5 – also called Cat 5)

5. Micro USB cable – Buy

6. Raspberry Pi Camera Rev 1.3 – Buy

Way to go ->

1. Connect the Pi Camera to your Pi.


2. Power up your Pi after connecting the camera.

3. Login to your Pi using PuTTy or your Ubuntu terminal.

4. Login to your Pi GUI using VNC server (Linux / Windows).

5. Open raspi-config from the terminal:

6. Enable the camera by using the Enable Camera option. You will be prompted to reboot your Pi if you are doing this setup for the first time.




7. To test the working of the PiCam, run the following commands in the terminal:

8. After running the last command, the red LED on the camera board will come ON for about 5 seconds.

9. Check your camera directory(folder) for a file called image.jpg.

10. Finally, camera works. Let’s write a python script for taking a picture.

 11. Open the terminal (Cntrl + Alt + T) and run the following commands to install download the picamera module.

12. Open Python 3 (IDLE), create a new file and save it in the camera directory (folder).