USB Webcam gadget with Raspberry Pi 0 W Camera

With some great thanks to Huan over at for this time and attention, I have now got the cam working!

Using buildboot and his configs I was able to get the Raspberry Pi 0 W Camera working as a USB webcam with the HQ Raspberry Camera.

Now I need to tweak and see how far we can push this baby.

I need to figure out a better tripod system. Though this is fine, the ribbon cable ingot specifically for the pi 0 is like a millimetre shorter in the metal contacts and does not sit as well as the standard blue ribbon that I already had.

The cable keeps coming out.

But, for now, we’re good.

#photography, #raspberry-pi, #rpi

piZeroCam – the new camera setup – part 1/x

Ok so now I have the rpi4 running well, now I need to make this pile of beauties into a thoughtfully designed and air-cooled UVC camera to use on the videos.