Connections

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Let's see how to configure the hardware part of the project. The first step is to make sure you have the right hardware components. You need an Arduino Yun, a USB webcam, a PIR motion sensor, and a microSD card.

For the USB camera, you can choose any webcam that is compatible with the UVC protocol. Most of the recent webcams are compatible. I choose a Logitech C270 that can take pictures up to 720p resolution. You can find a list of compatible cameras here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_USB_video_class_devices

The first step is to insert the SD card in the Arduino Yun board:
Then, connect the camera to the USB port of the Yun:
Finally, connect the motion sensor to the Yun. Simply connect the VCC pin to the Yun 5V pin, GND to GND, and the SIG pin to the Yun pin number 8:
Finally, just connect the project to your computer via the microUSB port, and you're good to go!
This guide was first published on Mar 31, 2014. It was last updated on Mar 31, 2014. This page (Connections) was last updated on Oct 21, 2019.