Adding a Raspberry Pi Camera to Elf the Robot

Robots are a lot of fun.

Robots that stream video over WiFi are even more fun!


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Today I’ve updated my Elf Raspberry Pi based robot’s build log with instructions on:

  • adding a Raspberry Pi Camera
  • adding MJPG-Streamer so Elf streams what he sees over WiFi
  • adding a ramdisk for MJPG-Streamer so it won’t wear out the SD card

I hope you enjoy the Elf blog, and please feel free to ask any questions!

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Mjpg streaming can go up to

Mjpg streaming can go up to 60fps with raspi camera; look for “motion” and change the config file to show 60fps.

You probably want to take a
You probably want to take a look at the last example in this section of the camera’s documentation:


Thanks, I’ll check those links out.

I managed to get h.264 going, I am curently getting 24fps at 720p