Lizard selfies with Raspberry Pi! Via Roberto Marquez on the Oracle blog.
I wrote a Java EE app to manage the enclosure lighting for Chinese water dragons. It uses servlets and cron to control relays attached to the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins.
Recently, I revisited the project to make use of the Raspberry Pi camera for lizard selfies. The application listens for changes on GPIO pin connected to a momentary capacitive touch sensor. When the selfie sensor pin goes high, a photo is taken. Watch his demo series on YouTube.
You can find the capacitive touch sensor on Adafruit. I did not find a Raspberry Pi camera cable in Fritzing, but a standard ribbon cable was used.
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