A handy way to use a Raspberry Pi camera to capture images with your phone.
Step 1. Getting Things Ready
What you need:
Please follow the quick manuals to first make sure the cameras work properly.
Step 2. Connecting to Raspberry Pi
Open RaspController on your phone, and click the plus button (bottom right) to add a device.
Device name: whatever you want to call it
Host/IP Address: Your Raspberry Pi’s IP address.
SSH Port: keep it to default.
Timeout (Sec): keep it to default
Username: Your RPI’s username. (by default, it’s “pi”)
Authentication: Choose whether you use Password or Keys for SSH. Default password is “raspberry”.
Click CONNECTION TEST, and then click the save button.
Step 3. Add custom libcamera commands
Tap on the added device.
Tap custom commands > USER
Add the two following commands:
For 16MP-AF (all pi models) and 64MP-AF (Pi 4B/CM4):
ibcamera-still --autofocus --timestamp
For 64MP-AF (other Pi models):
libcamera-still --autofocus --timestamp --width 4624 --height 3472
Step 3. Capturing a picture and viewing it through your phone
Tap on the added command & wait till the image’s captured.
Navigate back and tap on File Manager. (This allows you to view and manage all files on your Raspberry Pi)
Tap on the captured image to download to your phone.
- You can also use this setup with Arducam OV5647, IMX219, and IMX477 series, or the official camera module v1/v2/HQ.
- The two default camera options in the menu only take pictures at 5MP, for full-res captures and customized controls, we highly recommend adding your custom commands.