USB Camera Dongle - compatible model?


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by stefek99 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:05 am
Search engine searches are flooder with official module being released :) Therefore asking here: what USB camera should I buy?

Any ideas of hardware being most compatible?

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A USB webcam would no doubt be easier to use


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logitech pro 9000 webcam directly powered from the Pi's USB socket


http://jeremyblythe.blogspot.co.uk/2012 ... otion.html
I chose the ASUS USB-N10 because of its size and the fact that it works out-of-the-box with Arch. It uses the r8712u module which is already installed with the distro.


I would like to find some dirt-cheap USB camera stick that will be working with Raspberry Pi! Thanks :)
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by stefek99 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:48 am
Answering own question: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... SB_Webcams

Follow up: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads - 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian - what is the really cheap device working without much trickery?
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by ceros » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:45 pm
The ASUS USB-N10 is not a webcam, it's a WIFI dongle.
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by stefek99 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:14 pm
ceros wrote:The ASUS USB-N10 is not a webcam, it's a WIFI dongle.


Of course you are right :) I just couldn't find EDIT button...

Copied & pasted wrong link from: http://jeremyblythe.blogspot.co.uk/2012 ... otion.html

(nice project BTW)

Point stands: dirt cheap disposable webcam... I guess I better wait for the official release.

(still fascinated about philosphy and simplicity of PI)
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by kaos » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:32 am
I am currently fooling around with a Logitech C170 webcam. Cost ca. 3000 ISKR = ca. 15 UKP, but that is with our insane VAT; I would expect to see it for around 10 UKP in Britain. It was automatically detected (under Raspbian) as a UVC device, and seems to work fine connected directly to the Raspi (no powered USB hub required). I have, however, not yet got an acceptable performance out of it as a webcam on the Raspi; I am seeing something like 10 seconds between frames, and a delay of around 8 minutes. I suspect that this might be something to do with my software setup though, as it claims to be delivering 7+ fps, which would be quite acceptable for my purposes.

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by stefek99 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:29 am
kaos wrote:I am seeing something like 10 seconds between frames, and a delay of around 8 minutes.

I suspect that this might be something to do with my software setup though, as it claims to be delivering 7+ fps, which would be quite acceptable for my purposes.


Martian conditions, just like curiosity :)

You were right regarding the price - http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/1013146 ... &srcid=369 - rougly 12£...

Any other suggestions about compatible camera?
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by pluggy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:50 pm
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
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