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3.1 Hardware Assembly

If you have not used a Pi camera before…

Please read through this hardware assembly instruction carefully. Incorrect hardware connection may lead to permanent damages to the camera module or even the Raspberry Pi board.

Since the Arducam OBISP camera modules adopt the same camera connector as the Raspberry Pi, you can connect them to the camera slot in the same way as connecting a standard Pi camera module. By the way, make sure the contacts on the ribbon cable faces the contacts on the camera connector. You can refer to this page for how to connect a Pi camera.

However, please note that the Raspberry Pi and our OBISP MIPI camera modules have two kinds of camera connectors –  a 15-pin one, and a 22-pin one. Therefore, you will be needing different flex ribbon cables for different combinations of camera connectors.

Connect to Standard Raspberry Pi Board

The standard Raspberry Pi – Model A&B series – uses the 15-pin camera connector.

The key to connect the camera module to the RPi are:

  1. Make sure you are connecting to the CSI camera slot near the HDMI port.
  2. Make sure the contacts of the ribbon cable faces the HDMI port.
connect camera
Creadit: Raspberry Pi Projects
Arducam OBISP 13MP B0248 5
Use a 15-pin to 15-pin white ribbon cable for the 13MP AR1335 (15-pin camera connector).
Arducam OBISP 2MP B0247 4
Use a 15-pin to 22-pin golden ribbon cable for the 2MP AR0230 (22-pin camera connector).

Connect to Raspberry Pi Zero and Compute Module

The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Compute Module (CM) uses the 22-pin camera connector.

  • Use a 15-pin to 22-pin golden ribbon cable for the 13MP AR1335 (15-pin camera connector).
  • Use a 22-pin to 22-pin white ribbon cable for the 2MP AR0230 (22-pin camera connector).

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