Prepare the Arducam B0196 USB webcam for mounting

In this section we are preparing an Arducam B0196 USB camera module to use with versions of Openflexure optics modules. The Arducam B0196 module uses the same Sony IMX219 sensor as the Picamera V2.1, but gives a USB interface instaead of the Raspberry Pi camera interface. It is not supported in the Openflexure software, but it can be used with many simple webcam programs.

For this section you will need:


Electronic Components

Step 1: Remove the outer board surround


The camera board is static sensitive.

Step 2: Remove the lens


The camera sensor is very delicate
Work in a dust-free area


Attach the camera sensor to your optics module as soon as possible so that it does not collect dust

The prepared Arducam B0196 camera and lens are now ready to attach to your optics module or lens spacer.