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IoT: Building Arduino-Based Projects by Drew Van Duren, Brian Russell, Pradeeka Seneviratne, Peter Waher

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Creating a camera

In this book, we will also introduce a camera project. This device will use an infrared camera that will be published in the network, and it will be used by the controller to take pictures when the alarm goes off.

Hardware

For our camera project, we've chosen to use the LinkSprite JPEG infrared color camera instead of the normal Raspberry Camera module or a normal UVC camera. It allows us to take photos during the night and leaves us with two USB slots free for Wi-Fi and keyboard. You can take a look at the essential information about the camera by visiting http://www.linksprite.com/upload/file/1291522825.pdf. Here is a summary of the circuit connections:

  • The camera has a serial interface that we can use through the UART available ...

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