Announcing the Unofficial Guide “Raspberry Pi 360” Challenge!
We’re excited about using a Raspberry Pi to control a RICOH THETA over a USB cable. We’ve done some of this ourselves, but keep hearing new cool projects from the community. Submit your idea here on how to use the USB API to connect a Raspberry Pi 3 and a RICOH THETA camera. And you’ll get a chance to win a Raspberry Pi 3 from the Unofficial Guide!
- Month-long time-lapse
- Integration with external sensor
- LUX meter
- Photosphere - time lapse. permanent installation in remote location. PoE. Raspberry Pi 2. Bash
- tlapser - Raspberry Pi, Adafruit LUX meter, GPS, bash,
Winning Idea gets Raspberry Pi 3 to use with THETA
- Must have access to a THETA
- The prize is for the best idea. You don’t need to build the project to submit your idea. You can win with just the idea, but it needs to be feasible based on the THETA S limitations.
- Post your answers HERE as responses to this post
- Be creative! The more thought and details you put into it, the better
- We’ll do our part, too! The Unofficial Guide will help prepare some OS and sample code examples
Limitations of API
The API is used only for still images and video saved to file. If your idea uses live streaming, then you won’t be able to use the USB API. You can still submit your idea and be eligible for the prize. As the THETA S doesn’t support the full UVC 1.5 specification, we’ve had some problems with streaming through the Raspberry Pi. The Linux kernel only supports UVC 1.1. Read more about the issue here. The THETA should work with the Raspberry Pi at 720p @ 15fps using MotionJPEG
The USB API cannot be used to power on the THETA
The API can’t access the internal camera orientation data