Theshepherdmatt
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Enable flash with Picamera

Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:47 pm

Hi, I can't work out how to enable the flash through GPIO with Picamera. Can anyone point me in the write direction?

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Re: Enable flash with Picamera

Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:32 pm

Theshepherdmatt wrote:Hi, I can't work out how to enable the flash through GPIO with Picamera. Can anyone point me in the write direction?
The Pi camera has no flash only a status LED

Theshepherdmatt
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Re: Enable flash with Picamera

Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:23 am

Thanks, I worked that one out. But I'm trying to add an external flash?

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Re: Enable flash with Picamera

Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:50 am

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=83484

http://picamera.readthedocs.org/en/rele ... the-camera
Minor update needed in there as it says
"wget http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... t-blob.dts"
when the official dt-blob.dts has moved to https://raw.githubusercontent.com/raspb ... t-blob.dts. Otherwise you won't have the config for Pi3.
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Re: Enable flash with Picamera

Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:42 am

Thanks for the links. The bit I'm getting stuck on it the 2 files dts and dtb. One has the information that needs to be edited and the other (blob) file appears to be blank but has a couple of symbols or code on it. When I copy this file to boot does it need to have all the information copied to it? Or do those 2 small bits of code do something? Apologies for my vagueness.
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