When charging has completed remove the USB cable from the SnapPiCam.
You will need to follow the Tutorials showing you how to enable the PiTFT with a Raspberry Pi and how to install the Camera Software.

First Tutorial | Adafruit PiTFT - 2.8" Touchscreen Display for Raspberry Pi

Second Tutorial | DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera

You will need to enable Standalone Mode during the camera installation to make the camera software will load automatically at boot.

I have also set one of the Tactile Switches to work as a Power Button, the instructions for this are in the Extras section of the First Tutorial.

Once you have the software installed you can slide the switch to the On position.

The screen will be white for a few moments until the framebuffer is initialised and the TFT is enabled.


It is possible to disable the red LED on the camera board. To do this you will need to edit config.txt in the /boot/ folder on the Raspberry Pi SD Card. You can do this from a Windows PC with an SD Card reader. The /boot/ folder is readable in a Windows environment.

Simply add the following line to the end of the config.txt file.


Once your SnapPiCam is up and running it's time to give the camera it's stamp of approval.

Undo and remove the four M3 screws. Lift off the Fascia.
Stick the Raspberry Pi sticker to layer 1.
Replace the Fascia and refit the four M3 screws.

This guide was first published on Mar 06, 2014. It was last updated on Apr 24, 2014.

This page (Power-On) was last updated on Mar 05, 2014.

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