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Getting Started with Arducam ToF Camera

A quick step-by-step tutorial to help you jump-start your Machine Vision adventure with the Arducam ToF camera.


Make sure you are running a newer version of Raspberry Pi OS, (04/04/2022 or later releases) a fresh install is highly recommended. 

Connecting the camera to Raspberry Pi

connecting raspberry tof camera to Raspberry Pi

Step 1. Install the camera driver

wget -O
chmod +x
./ -p kernel_driver

When you see the reboot prompt, press y and then press enter to reboot.

Step 2. Pull the repository

git clone

Step 3. Change the directory to Arducam_tof_camera

cd Downloads/Arducam_tof_camera

Step 4. Install dependencies

chmod +x

Raspberry Pi will automatically reboot.

Step 5. Change the directory to Arducam_tof_camera

cd Downloads/Arducam_tof_camera

Step 6. Compile & run

chmod +x

Once it’s successfully complied, live previews of the camera will automatically pop up.

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