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Raspberry Pi Blueprints by Dan Nixon

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Setting up the camera

There are a few ways in which we could stream a video from the Raspberry Pi camera module to a web page. The easiest of which is to use the Video for Linux 2 (V4 L2) driver (which is documented in greater detail at www.linux-projects.org/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticle&artid=14), which includes a server that allows the camera to be controlled and streamed over a network connection.

First, we will connect and configure the camera in the Raspbian OS and perform the following steps:

  1. With the power disconnected, connect the camera module to the Camera Serial Interface (CSI) port on the Pi just behind the Ethernet port. You can do this by lifting the cable clip, inserting the flat, flex cable, as shown in the next image, ...

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