pi zero + webcam setup

  • Here is my setup


    - pi zero

    - logitech c270 camera

    - apa102 (only 80 leds)

    - 4 meters cable between leds and pi zero

    - woodeen frame


    All made of spare part, on my older TV i had an hyperion setup with pi zero, usb grabber + splitter.

    I changed because of two reasons

    1. new TV, PS5, HDMI 2.1 : i didn't want compromise on HDMI flux and cheap 2.1 splitters doesn't exist
    2. Always add problems. sometimes grabber or splitter stop working for a second or mire. I restarded Hyperion instance 3 times a day. Sometime image stopped from beeing on TV

    A wooden frame, pi zero in the old box containing all grabbers/splitters, hdmi cables.. He has planty of room now


    Why the frame? Because ma TV is far from the wall (my room looks like a slice of pizza)

    With the frame the lefty led strip can light up the left wall


    Say hello to the camera

    The green button switch on/off the system

    The cable from pi to leds is hiddent between the floor and the wall. But it works with ESP8266 too.


    Honestly, I thought the result would be "blah" and I am pleasantly surprised :


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    Next step :

    • Replace the big white box with a small wood box to fit pi zero + webcam
    • Bring the button closer to the couch avoid moving the camera by error when swichting off


    More infos here (camera tweaks, long cable):

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