To give this setup tutorial some direction, we’re going to build a simple camera stick with the Pi camera which snaps a picture when a button is pushed. This is akin to a “Hello, World!” initiation for using a
camera module with the Raspberry Pi. It teaches you how to
set up the Pi, install a camera, use a couple General-Purpose
I/O (GPIO) pins, and a smidgen of Python programming.
One more note before we dive into it. We’ve decided to
highlight the subsequent text (in green) that is necessary for
you to read to actually know how to do this. Cheers to all
those who are really impatient or trying to get this done on
a full bladder. The remaining un-highlighted text will be
supplementary information for those who want a slightly
more in-depth tutorial.
You’ve pillaged online blogs and
articles for setting up your Raspberry
Pi 3, but the information still seems
scattered across sources, obf d by
excessive fluff or just perplexingly
puzzling. We hope the following guide
is a clear and comprehensive
alternative. Fingers crossed.
58 May/June 2018
Building a Camera
Stick as a First Project
By Morgan Chen and
Robert L. Read