Capturing an image using USB camera with Raspberry Pi

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Capturing an image using USB camera with Raspberry Pi

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ABSTRACT

Raspberry Pi has mostly used hardware to interface/working with the camera-based application. Mainly for Open CV (Open Computer Vision) based applications. As the Raspberry Pi beginner first to learn about to capture the image using Raspberry Pi with a USB camera. If the image is captured using below code, the captured image is stored in the current directory.

HARDWARE REQUIRED

  • Raspberry Pi
  • SD card
  • Power supply
  • VGA to HDMI converter (Optional)
  • USB camera

SOFTWARE REQUIRED

  • Raspbian Stretch OS      
  • SD card Formatter
  • Win32DiskImager (or) Etcher

PYTHON LIBRARIES USED

  • Fswebcam library to capture the image
  • Subprocess to do the parallel process for capturing the image while the code is running
  • Open CV (CV2) (Optional) 

CODE

import subprocess
subprocess.Popen("sudo fswebcam image.jpg",shell=True).communicate()

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