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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Chapter 8. Creating Projects with the Raspberry Pi Camera Module

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Getting started with the Raspberry Pi camera module
  • Using the camera with Python
  • Generating a time-lapse video
  • Creating a stop frame animation
  • Making a QR code reader

Introduction

The Raspberry Pi camera module is a special add-on of the Raspberry Pi, which makes use of the Camera Serial Interface (CSI) connector. This connects directly to the GPU core of the Raspberry Pi processor, allowing images to be captured directly on the unit.

We shall create a basic graphical user interface (GUI) using the tkinter library we used in Chapter 3, Using Python for Automation and Productivity, and Chapter 4, Creating Games and Graphics. This will form the basis of the ...

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