Tuesday, July 22, 2014
On 8:59 AM by Richard St-Pierre
OverviewThe BeagleBone Black takes a 'selfie'.
Add a low-cost USB camera to your BeagleBone Black and take photos in seconds.
What You Will Need
- BeagleBone Black
- BeagleBone expandable case Orange orBlack (recommended)
- AC adapter 5 Volts, 2 Amp (recommended)
- A USB Camera such as this one
NOTE: This tutorial is based on Angstrom-Linux.
STEP 1 - Install Cheese Image Capture ProgramFirst we will install a popular capture program called "cheese".
Using SSH/putty or an open terminal window, enter this command:
opkg install cheese
STEP 2 - Install Your USB WebCamRemove power to your BeagleBone, Install the USB camera and reboot your BeagleBone.
Verify that the camera is recognized.
The USB camera is usually installed as /dev/video0
STEP 3 - Start Cheese ProgramYou will need a graphical interface such a VNC to view the photos - unless you have a keyboard and monitor directly connected to the HDMI video port.
Type this command to start the photo capture program.
If you see a broken up image...you may have to change the resolution.
Edit->Preferences->Resolution of the cheese capture program to match your camera.
Start at a low resolution (320x240) and increase to the maximum supported by your particular camera.
STEP 4 - Take a photo
STEP 5Cheese is a Gnome application, which stores your photos here:
These file storage location settings are stored in GConf.
You can change the settings with the
Cheese can take single photos, a sequence of photos or even short video.
You can alter the photos with a good selection of effects. Have Fun!
Hope you 'get the picture' of this simple tutorial. Thank you!