A picture taken with the selfie camera

We all know that Raspberry Pis are really cool computers, but did you know that you can use them to save you hundreds of dollars? In this guide, you will learn how to use a Raspberry Pi to make a selfie camera! This camera will take a picture at the press of a button, as well as upload the image to Dropbox. So let's get started! Here is a list of materials and supplies you will need:

1 x Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2 - 8 Megapixels
Snap, snap! The Camera v2 is the new official camera board released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation!
1 x Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B - ARMv8 with 1G RAM
Did you really think the Raspberry Pi would stop getting better...
1 x Tactile Switch Button
Medium-sized clicky momentary switches are standard input "buttons" on electronic projects.
2 x Female-Female 2.54 to 2.0mm Jumper Wires
These jumper wires come with a twist!
1 x USB Battery Pack for Raspberry Pi
Use this to make your selfie box portable!
1 x USB cable
Use this to connect your PI to your battery

Other Items:

  1. Monitor for connecting to the Pi. VNC Viewer is also usable.
  2. Cardboard + Cutter
  3. Glue or Double Sided Sticky Tape :)
  4. Hot Glue Gun

This guide was first published on Feb 18, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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