Question: Raspberry pi operating system for Lego spectrometer

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Aleksi12358 asked on July 09, 2018 20:24
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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.



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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. https://core-electronics.com.au/tutorials/raspberry-pi-zerow-headless-wifi-setup.html Setting up the camera is laid out in the section here https://publiclab.org/notes/partsandcrafts/12-03-2017/setting-up-the-raspberry-pi-camera-for-wireless-streaming


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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.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

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

https://www.google.es/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj1wczg85TcAhXIxRQKHUo9A4AQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.raspberrypi.org%2Fblog%2Fanother-update-raspbian%2F&psig=AOvVaw1cBECwI6nppW1JsxR0fRs0&ust=1531324798668052


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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