jimsmith93
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Can you use a Gertbot and a camera board at the same time?

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:53 pm

If I fit a Gertboard to my RPi 2 will I still be able to plug in the camera board?
Thanks, Jim
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jimsmith93
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Re: Can you use a Gertboard and a camera board at the same t

Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:05 pm

Sorry, I meant a GertBOT and a camera board.

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Re: Can you use a Gertboard and a camera board at the same t

Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:17 am

Yes. Gert's Toast-E has a camera on board (http://www.gertbot.com/toaste.html)

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Re: Can you use a Gertbot and a camera board at the same tim

Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:55 pm

Sorry. What I meant was can I connect a RPi camera to an RP1 2 when I also have a Gertbot motor controller board mounted on the RPi 2.
In fact, I now have all three items and it looks like I can't mount the Gertbot board without bending the camera ribbon cable in the stiff section, close to where it is connected to the RPi 2.
Does anyone know if it is safe to bend the ribbon cable near the connector?

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Re: Can you use a Gertbot and a camera board at the same tim

Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:08 pm

Hello,
jimsmith93 wrote:Sorry. What I meant was can I connect a RPi camera to an RP1 2 when I also have a Gertbot motor controller board mounted......
Yes, just take care not to put a crease in the cable.

Regards

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Re: Can you use a Gertbot and a camera board at the same tim

Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:23 pm

It is possible but the difficulty depends on where you want the camera 'cable' to come out.
I had it coming out the "front" (USB connectors side) and that was no problem at all.
I have not tried but I suspect the "back" is also easy.
But if you have to go to the side it will get more difficult.

The following is NOT TESTED and you follow it at your own risk:
I don't know about the camera cable but some flat cables you can fold ONCE!
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Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:56 pm

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I decided that my camera cable needed to come out the "back". I moved the plastic spacer on the GertBot board from the central hole to one of the corner ones as it would have blocked the path of the cable. I also cut about 3mm off the cable so that the bend would be in the more flexible part of the cable. Everything still seems to work, so thanks. :)

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Re: Can you use a Gertbot and a camera board at the same tim

Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:30 pm

I don't know if you need it but I just released a new SW version of the Gertbot

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