I can verify that this particular camera works under Linux (got it about a week ago from Adafruit). It is supported and recognized by uvcvideo. I tested taking snaps with cheese; guvcvideo works as well.
From my Fedora 16 workstation:
lsusb: Bus 002 Device 008: ID 0ac8:3420 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera
dmesg: [ 119.902075] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Venus USB2.0 Camera (0ac8:3420)
[ 119.903944] input: Venus USB2.0 Camera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.3/2-1.3.1/2-18.104.22.168/2-22.214.171.124:1.0/input/input8
[ 119.904013] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 119.904014] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)
I poked around a bit and it looks like uvcvideo reports back a maximum of 1600×1200 (both photos and videos).. I did a bit of capture at that resolution to test and it works well. Also, here is lsusb with the -v flag if you’re interested in seeing more:
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Maker Business — Patreon: 4 million patrons, $1 billion in payouts
Wearables — Playtime reference
Electronics — Switch Mode Power
Biohacking — Vitamin-C + Gelatin for Accelerated Recovery
Python for Microcontrollers — 200 CircuitPython Libraries, Binho, BLE, and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit
Adafruit IoT Monthly — Machine Learning 101, PWNing the ESP32, and more!
Microsoft MakeCode — Deep Breathing Encouragement with Circuit Playground Express!
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.