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Hacking Raspberry Pi® by Timothy L. Warner

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Chapter 16. Raspberry Pi Portable Webcam

In this chapter you learn how to take still pictures and record video with your Raspberry Pi. Perhaps you want to investigate time lapse photography, install a baby monitor, set up a security camera, deploy a bird feeder cam, or simply snap interesting images.

Prior to May 2013, when the Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the Raspberry Pi Camera Board, enthusiasts did their best to use their USB webcams with their Raspberry Pi units. To be sure, this chapter teaches you how to use the Pi with third-party cameras. However, I must tell you that the Raspberry Pi Camera Board is pretty slick!

I conclude this lesson with step-by-step instructions and best practice advice for putting your Raspberry Pi on battery ...

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