Question: Raspberry pi operating system for Lego spectrometer

by Aleksi12358 | July 09, 2018 20:24 | #16669

I am going to order raspberry pi zero w, camera and memory card with operating system installed. Which operating system I should choose Raspbian or Kodi? If it does not matter I will choose Raspbian.


I've only used Raspbian!

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Yes. Kodi is a multimedia player Operating System used to have plugged to the TV and playing films and so on. Raspbian is a full GNU/linux operating system you'll be able to use as camera and many more: server, multimedia player, trail cam... Use the Desktop Raspbian and not the Lite version.

Then you need to go to Menu >> System tools >> Raspi config and activate the camera in the second tab "Interfaces"

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Thanks for info.

I should have googled those operating systems and read about them. Those two operating systems are what web shop I was going to order parts from offers installed to sd card. I have installed Raspbian to sd card before but was going to be lazy this time.

I found raspberry pi zero w locally so I will not order anything from that web shop after all. My spectrometer will be ready in few days. I will go and buy parts tomorrow.

Only thing that is missing for my experiments is colorimeter reagents. I might buy single aquarium water test kit so that I have something to experiment with before my reagents arrive.

I will print case instead of build it from Lego.

Cooool! Shoot any doubt you find in the process ;D

Wow, eager to hear about your #colorimetry work!

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I'm using Raspian Stretch, but it shouldn't matter too much so long as there is some sort of Camera control. There are lots of instructions around for Raspian, and a tutorial provided by the supplier I used here in AU. Setting up the camera is laid out in the section here

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