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Community Article Wyze Cam V3 Breakdown — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides Wyze Cam V3 Breakdown SeanM admin March 1 edited March 12 in Reviews & Buying Guides The Wyze Cam V3 is the newest in-home security from Wyze. While the Wyze Cam V2 is an impressive home security camera, the Wyze Cam V3 makes many large improvements over its predecessor, offering greater performance and a large set of features. What is the difference between the Wyze Cam V3 and the Wyze Cam V2?  While both cameras offer clear 1080p recordings, the Wyze Cam V3 took the strong base of the V2 and expanded on it. The V3 increased frame rates, up to 20 fps for day/15 fps night, versus 15 fps day/10 fps night for the Wyze Cam v2. The V3 also increases the field of view to 130 degrees, offering a wider coverage area than the V2. The V3 also does a lot to improve outdoor usage, adding weather resistance with an IP65 rating to its long list of improvements. Wyze overhauled the V2’s approach to night vision as well by doubling the number of infrared LEDs and greatly improving the V3’s low light sensor. The increased infrared LEDs allow for long-distance night vision in no light scenarios; its new Starlight sensor allows for color night vision in environments with very minimal lighting available. Wyze Cam V2 Wyze Cam V3 The Wyze Cam V3 also added an 80db alarm that can be manually turned on through the Wyze app.  Important Features of Wyze Cams: Both the Wyze Cam V2 and V3 include a microSD card slot for local video recording, set up to record continuously or movement triggered. This is in addition to what can be stored on Wyze’s cloud service, Cam Plus. A complimentary 14-day Cam Plus trial comes with either camera, but afterward, it runs $1.99 per camera per month when billed monthly or $1.25 per camera per month, billed annually. The Wyze Cam works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT (If This, Then That), which allows you to integrate it with many other smart home devices.  Both cameras have a 2-way voice feature. You can use the app to speak through your phone or device, and the camera has a microphone for real-time communication. With adjustable detection zone settings, paired along with the Cam Plus AI detection and the notifications sent instantly to your phone or device, you can always know what’s going on at your home. Wyze Cam V3 Specifications  Color: White, with black accents Dimensions: 52mm (L) x 51mm (W) x 58.5mm (D) Weight <98.8g Compatibility: Android 5.0+, iOS 9.0+ Camera: Field of view: 130 degrees, Aperture: f/1.6 Resolution: 1080p Aperture: f/1.6  Sensor: CMOS Night Vision: IR sensors: 8 (4x940nm, 4x850nm) Conclusion The Wyze Cam V3 is a great economical home security camera from Wyze. It offers a wide number of features at a very low price. Its color night vision is both impressive for its range and fidelity, and the addition of an IP65 rating really allows the Wyze Cam V3 to step ahead of the previous generation. It’s a small package with a lot of power and one we’d easily recommend.  What key features are you looking for in a home security camera? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Talented2 ✭ March 4 What is the price? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 4 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28906#Comment_28906 The Wyze 3 is currently $29.99. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Creating Your Own Smart Home with Wyze — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Contests Creating Your Own Smart Home with Wyze SeanM admin June 11 edited November 12 in Contests Wyze is known for their incredible smart devices at incredible prices. From automated vacuum cleaners to smart scales, Wyze can make almost every aspect of your home smarter and easier to use. I recently created my own smart home for under $150, and here’s how you can too. What Do I Need to Create a Smart Home?  WiFi An internet-connect smart device (Alexa, Google Home, or any smartphone) That’s it - if you’ve got these two things, you’re good to start making your home smarter! But before you do, you should plan out what your smart home will look like. How to Plan Your Smart Home  The big question to ask when planning your smart home is “what are you looking to automate or control?” If you just want to add an automatic vacuum, you won’t need any additional devices. But if you want to create a full smart home with color-changing lighting, you’ll need to do a bit more planning. For example: while most light sources have replaceable bulbs that are compatible with Wyze’s light bulbs, lamps with unconventional lighting styles, such as lighting strips, can’t make use of Wyze Bulbs. However, they can still be connected to your smart home via Wyze Smart Plugs. It’s also important to know what you’re looking to do with your smart home. If you just want remote control of your home, any Wyze smart home device will work. But if you’re looking to add color to your bulbs, the standard Wyze Bulbs don’t allow for color customizations. Quick Questions Before Making your Home Wyze: What device(s) am I looking to make smart? Can I make this device smart - IE does my lamp take standard light bulbs? How smart do I want to make it - RGB smart or just remote access smart? The $150 Smart Set-Up My home recently got the Wyze makeover, turning almost every light in my house smart (some with RGB!), adding home security cameras, and outdoor lighting control, all controllable from my watch. Let’s break down my new smart home: 2x Wyze LED Smart Home Colored Light BulbWyze LED Smart Home Colored Light Bulb - Two-Pack I wanted to spruce up my living room and bedroom, so I went big with four Wyze Colored Light Bulbs, creating two rooms with complete lighting control. Remote power, dimming, and color adjustments, as well as custom schedules and vacation mode, so your home looks busy even when no one is there. 1x Wyze Smart PlugWyze Smart Plug - Two-Pack While planning for my smart home revolution, I realized I did have a lamp I wanted to be smart, but it had multiple bulbs connected to a single base. So rather than use multiple bulbs, I just attached it to a Smart Plug. It gives me all the remote control of a Wyze Bulb, including schedules and vacation mode, without the dimming or color control. 1x Wyze Plug Outdoor As someone whose apartment’s outdoor lighting is less-than-sufficient, additional lighting is a must. The Wyze Plug Outdoor functions identically to the Wyze Smart Plug, giving me remote access to my outdoor lights as well as schedules and vacation mode. 1x Wyze Cam V3 The Wyze Cam v3 is an incredible home security camera, offering motion alerts, sound alerts, and playback recording. It also works with an SD card for local recording, if you don’t want your video uploaded to the cloud. We put out a full review and breakdown, which you can read here. 1x Wyze Watch 47mm The Wyze Watch is a fantastic budget smartwatch on its own, but when you have Wyze Smart Devices, it becomes a utility powerhouse. Delivering all the functionality expected of a smart watch and the ability to control your smart home, the Wyze Watch is absolutely a must-include for a Wyze home. Altogether, the set-up runs around $150 to deck pretty much my whole house out in smart home devices from Wyze. So let’s get ‘em set up! Setting Up Your Wyze Smart Home While each device connects slightly differently (but all equally easily), the first step is consistent across all Wyze devices: download the app. From there, you’ll need to create a Wyze account. This will both unify your devices as well as enable you to reconnect them easily if you move, get a new phone, or just make some home changes. Next, select the device you want to add and follow the instructions presented on screen. Going into setting up each device would quickly become tedious to read, but I can safely say that every device I had to set up was quick and intuitive, usually consisting of a button press, entering your WiFi password, and then naming the device. Once you have a device connected to your WiFi, you’ll get access to the suite of options each device offers, such as schedules and motion detection. You can even chain events across multiple devices, like setting up your lights to turn on when your Wyze Cam detects motion. It took me around half an hour to set up all the Bulbs, Plugs, and Cams in my house, and around another half an hour to fine-tune them all to the settings I wanted. An hour to completely turn your home smart isn’t bad at all! Connecting your Wyze Smart Devices to Alexa and Google Home You can control your whole house from the Wyze app on your phone if you don’t have an in-home smart assistant, but if you want to walk into a room and tell Alexa to turn on the lights, you’ll need to link Wyze up with an assistant. How to Connect Wyze to Google Home Open the Google Home app and tap on the ‘+’ in the upper left corner Select ‘Set Up Device’ Select ‘Works with Google’ Choose Wyze from the list and log into the Wyze account you created How to Connect Wyze to Amazon Alexa Open the Wyze app and tap on ‘Account’  in the bottom right corner Tap ‘Smart Integrations’ Select ‘Alexa’ Select ‘Link’ and login to your Alexa-associated Amazon account Or Enable the Wyze skill in the Alexa app Log in to your Wyze account  Add your devices to Alexa The Wyze Watch  If you’re looking to control your home from your wrist, that’s where the Wyze Watch comes in. Offering the full functionality of smartwatches, including alert notifications, step tracking, heartbeat monitoring, and a host of others, the Wyze Watch also works with or independently of smart home assistants to control your home. Simply set up shortcuts in the Wyze app and they’ll automatically be uploaded to your watch. Once you've created a few shortcuts, you have instant and immediate access to all of your devices. Want to turn a light on? Change the brightness? Enable your Wyze Cam? Even upload a video from your Cam to the cloud? It's all on your wrist, accessible with a single button press. The battery on the Wyze Watch lasts for around a week as well, which isn’t super relevant to the smart home discussion, but impressive enough that I couldn’t not mention it. The Smart Home Experience Now that I had my Wyze smart home entirely set up, I could sit back and enjoy it. And it’s pretty nice! Being able to walk into a room and turn on all lights to the exact setting I want with a single command is fantastic. Schedules mean I don’t have to wake up to a dark home every day, and it has saved me from stepping on my dogs more than once. And the schedules work with Google Routines and Amazon Routines, so you won't have to set up multiple. I’ve found multiple uses for the Wyze Cam, beyond security. It’s nice to be able to keep an eye on your home while you’re away at work, but it’s also really nice to be able to watch your dogs and scold them through the Wyze Cam’s microphone feature when they threaten to get in the trash.  Of course, these were things I was expecting to love. What I hadn’t considered was how nice it was to have multiple ways to access your home devices. In a non-smart home, you’ll usually only have a single switch for a light. With a smart home, I have my phone, my Wyze Watch, and my Google Home Speaker, so no matter where I am or what I have nearby, I can make adjustments to my home on the fly. Make Your Home Even Smarter But this setup is just the start. Once you see how easy life can be with a smart home, you might start wondering if you couldn’t make your door lock, or thermostat, or even your vacuum smart and I have good news for you: Wyze has all that and more. Set up your home to automate everything! Turn on your lights when you unlock the door, run a vacuum during the day when everyone is away, know who’s at your door without getting up from the couch. Even automate your security lights and sprinkler systems! Be sure to check out all Wyze has to offer at your local Micro Center! Win my Smart Home Setup! I’ve had my fun with Wyze, now it’s your turn - we’re giving away everything in my smart home setup (a fresh, unopened set of it, of course) to someone in our Community! All you have to do is comment below with your dream smart home appliance, be it something as simple as a lightbulb to an automatic washer and dryer. We’ll be randomly selecting one winner Good luck! See attached contest terms and conditions. Contest submission window: 6/11/21 – 6/25/21 1st place winner will receive a Wyze Smart Home prize pack Wyze Terms and Conditions.pdf 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1234» Comments Zeluha Mystic, CT ✭ June 11 I most definitely could use a smart washer and dryer. Letting me know when things are done washing and drying so that they're not sitting there overnight when I ultimately forget for a day (yes, I'm that forgetful) would be a life changer. Someday... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Emu ✭ June 11 I would like to win the smart watch 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Komarovsky ✭ June 11 I've never heard of a smart plug, but I think I'll go buy one outside the contest. My bedroom has an outlet that's in the perfect location for a floor lamp but it's on the far side of the room from the door and not controlled by a switch. It'd be really nice to be able to have a controllable light, especially in the evening, so I could have a nicely lit bedroom without having to stumble across it to turn it on. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook sweetbee52 ✭ June 11 I would love and outdoor cam and spotlight. My backyard is so dark would make a huge difference plus make me feel much safer. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Thi ✭ June 11 I definitely need outdoor cameras with spotlights after my home was broken into through my backyard. It'd be much more convenient for me to view the cameras through a phone/computer app with more peace of mind that my home is safe and secure. I've been researching various cameras and smart home products from Amcrest, Ring, and Wyze but the Wyze's v3 cameras really seem to appeal to me with a colored, brighter night vision view after seeing visual comparisons online. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Doctor_Doug ✭ June 11 Wow ... my dream smart home appliance? Well, it would be AI, WiFi Dog Butler! Part 1 would notice when the dog is at the back door and wants to go out and open the door to let him in and out. Part 2 would keep track of when the dog's bowl or water is low and keep track of the times when he eats. Part 3 would be a bed with a mechanical hand and voice to pet and tell him "good boy" when we were out of the house. Part 4 would be a Robo-vac which would surveil him and vac up his shedding. Part 5 would be a combing & grooming device he could walk into all scruffy and come out ready for the dog show runway! The Dog Butler! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook twtbird007 ✭ June 12 I would want to start with a smart speaker and then maybe a thermostat.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DDT ✭ June 12 Notifications from a smart washer or dryer would be amazing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin June 12 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/33514#Comment_33514 Hahaha, that sounds great! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Rhyno86 ✭ June 12 A smart garage door opener would be my dream smart home appliance. One that could utilize GeoFencing or other technology that would automatically make sure the door is closed when I leave for work in the morning. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MikeLee ✭ June 12 My dogs would love that wifi dog butler if that's ever made haha 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook alee ✭ June 13 I'd want Rosie, the robot maid from the Jetsons, because she can do everything I need around the house. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Eric_Dau ✭ June 15 I want a smart microwave that is able to determine when the food has been heated completely so there is no more guessing how long to put things in for and the center of the food is never cold.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Keith_B_4521 ✭ June 18 Just the camera for now to keep an eye on our pool and spa. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Draykonis ✭ June 18 I would absolutely love a smart refrigerator. Something that could somehow track everything inside (including leftovers) so that I could easily create new grocery lists! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook markzero ✭ June 18 edited June 18 My dream appliance right now is probably smart windows/windowshades, to automatically darken or close when it's really hot and bright after a certain time of morning, but then let the afternoon indirect sunlight in. If I also had a smart skylight and tied it all together with a smart thermostat, a weather station, and a control hub, I could also help regulate the temperature and humidity, and even save money doing it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Durin_Deathless ✭ June 18 My Dream Smart Home appliance would be an entire smart home: Doors that auto-sense where you are and open when you enter/leave. A smart sprinkler system Smart Oven Smart Dishwaser Smart windows that tint or smart shades that open and lower remotely. Smart Refrigerator Smart garage door Smart porch lights Smart outdoor cameras Smart weather monitoring station with rain gauge Smart Doorbell Smart front and back door locks Smart Thermostat and AC/Furnace system (alerts on power outage, temps, system degradation, filter quality/life) Smart ceiling fans Smart faucets Smart toilet + bidet Smart lights Smart 4k TVs Smart Home Theater system Video calling devices Smart grill Smart fireplace Smart Firepit in the backyard 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Feralpaw ✭ June 18 dream smart device would be something that cooks for me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook markmn123 ✭ June 18 My dream smart home appliance (the one I'm working on now) is my fully automated garden system I dubbed...The Tomato Sentry. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kataztrophik ✭ June 18 My dream smart appliance would measure out, grind and then brew a single cup of coffee and finish brewing as my alarm goes off, into a smart mug that regulates my coffee at 50c temperature. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Omnipotent ✭ June 18 A robot that would take packages inside so I don't have to stress out about my packages being stolen off my front porch. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MicB ✭ June 19 Smart fridge - one with the screen on the outside and cameras on the inside so you can see what is on every shelf without opening the door. And check it from your phone, so you know what to buy when shopping (I don't need the ones that go as far as doing your shopping list for you) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook talonts ✭ June 19 I don't really have a dream item, just things that would be useful to replace old appliances, so a dish washer or refrigerator. I'll go with refrigerator, as there are some pretty nice smart ones out there with features that would be nice to have. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MaxBunny ✭ June 19 A microwave that is completely hands free, including opening and closing mechanisms. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jules ✭ June 19 We are hopefully closing on our 1st home in July and a web cam to watch over our dog Obi would be awesome now that he will have much more room to run around in!!!  418DC25D-C996-4A48-989C-DE6B01B69E10.jpeg 1.1M 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CaridadHernandez ✭ June 19 Five webcams that has night vision and a movement sensor spotlight because our neighbors steal things and break into my families cars during the night and steal my families packages during the day time. So, the security is very well much needed. Another dream item would be a smart washer and dryer because my families washer and dryer broke down and we don't have any money to fix both nor get new ones. Those would be my dream item/s for my families home.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Deannev2u ✭ June 19 Smart Wifi Dog Butler would be amazing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Prpldy ✭ June 19 I need a Smart Doggy Door. One where it would open when my tiny fur baby was ready to go outside or come back in. I have a regular doggy door, but there are 3 problems. First, I am terrified a wild animal will come into my home. Second, one of my fur babies is just 4 pounds and she can go through the door, she would prefer it to be open and lastly, I wouldn’t have to remove the metal door (open or close) each morning and night. Being disabled, and living with chronic pain, opening and closing the secure door each day can be difficult at times. i have recently thought about getting some Smart light bulbs and plugs. I will adding Wyze to my list of contenders. Thank you for the chance to win. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GillesC ✭ June 19 Would love one of those smart robotic vacuums, that's be an interesting way to save some time and sweat on vacuuming the house. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook geeksmart ✭ June 19 smart cooking toaster/oven/air fryer 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1234» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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Micro Center's Technical Support team have tested this and are providing the following instructions to show you how to flash the firmware on your Wyze Cam and adjust your computer's settings, so you can make conference calls and video chat using Zoom, Skype, etc. Things to Know: Wyze Cams are not designed for this type of use normally. This is a special circumstance and Wyze has created this solution to aid people who have not been able to get a normal webcam. Once you flash the firmware, you will not be able to connect it to the Wyze app anymore, which means you can’t use it as it was originally designed. You can reflash the firmware later however to return it to normal use. This is a new, quick solution and it is not something Wyze plans to support long-term and create fixes for. There is no guarantee of compatibility and you may experience bugs/issues. If you are experiencing issues, you will have to use this as-is and deal with those as best you can. What You Need: Wyze Labs Wyze Cam V2 A MicroSD card with the webcam firmware file on it A standard USB Type A male to male cable to use the camera with your computer. Note: If you already have a Wyze Cam V2 you will need to download the new Wyze firmware onto a 16GB MicroSDHC card and follow their instructions: https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041605111 How to Flash the Wyze Cam V2 Firmware: Power off your Wyze Cam and insert the MicroSD card Hold the setup button, then while holding the setup button, plug in the power cable, and keep holding the setup button for 3-6 seconds until the light turns solid blue, then release the button. If your finger slips off the setup button, you will have to re-do this process Wait for 3-4 minutes. The camera will reboot and the status light will change. Once this process is done, the status light will be flashing blue on/off. This means the firmware has successfully flashed. Checking Windows Settings For Windows users, open Device Manager and check under Camera at the top. You can get to Device Manager by pressing the Windows Key + R and typing devmgmt.msc in the box labeled Open and clicking ok. If you see HD USB Camera you should be all set. Checking Mac OS Settings For Mac users, click your Apple Menu on the top left, click About this Mac, then click System Report. Click Camera on the left and you should see HD USB Camera listed. Using the Wyze Cam V2 as a Webcam With the webcam connected via the USB A cable navigate in the software (Zoom, Skype, etc) and change the camera source/device to HD USB Camera. Change the microphone input to HD USB Camera if you don’t have a separate mic. Note: Microphone audio may be low when using the Wyze Cam’s built in mic. You may need to adjust the input volume/level/sensitivity in your software to compensate for this. Below is an example screenshot showing the Zoom application settings: Let us know below if this works for you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments ShirleyDulcey ✭ April 2020 I found it difficult to plug the USB power cable into the recessed jack on the V2 cam while also holding down the reset button; the quarters are just too cramped. It's much easier to connect the power at the other end (either plug the USB-A cable from the power adapter or plug in the adapter itself) while holding the button. With that out of the way, the camera works perfectly in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts on my Windows 10 system. I didn't try any other applications, but I expect it will work equally well with them. The lens is wide angle, so you're going to want to get up close and personal with it. Use a headset if you plan to talk in your conferences; the built-in microphone is not up to the task. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin April 2020 ShirleyDulcey said: I found it difficult to plug the USB power cable into the recessed jack on the V2 cam while also holding down the reset button; the quarters are just too cramped. It's much easier to connect the power at the other end (either plug the USB-A cable from the power adapter or plug in the adapter itself) while holding the button. With that out of the way, the camera works perfectly in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts on my Windows 10 system. I didn't try any other applications, but I expect it will work equally well with them. The lens is wide angle, so you're going to want to get up close and personal with it. Use a headset if you plan to talk in your conferences; the built-in microphone is not up to the task. This is actually a great tip! It's definitely difficult to plug in the USB cable to the camera while holding the power button down, I ran into that same issue when testing this myself. Would've been a lot easier if I had been plugging it into the wall instead.  We did some testing with the cameras as well and found that if you turn up the gain settings in Windows a bit and leave the adjustable stand on the bottom open, it can help, though I would still recommend a headset if possible because this isn't guaranteed to work.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook The_REAL_Thief ✭ May 2020 Awesome! Just did this and it works like a charm! Picture quality is pretty good too...Now, how do i get it to back to being a security cam? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook timr ✭ May 2020 The_REAL_Thief said: Awesome! Just did this and it works like a charm! Picture quality is pretty good too...Now, how do i get it to back to being a security cam? Download the standard firmware from Wyze and flash it like this process.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Doug2020 ✭ May 2020 Tip: If when attempting the flashing process you don't get the blue light it may be that your MicroSD needs to be reformatted using the Wyze app - that was the case for me as I'd initially formatted a used MicroSD for the Fat32 file system under Windows 10 and copied demo.bin to it but couldn't get it to work, the LED always stayed yellow.  As a last resort I set the camera up for normal security use and installed the Android app on my phone, connected to the camera wirelessly, and under the Wyze app Settings located the Format function then reformatted the MicroSD, shut the camera down via the app, removed the MicroSD and recopied demo.bin to it and tried again and finally the flashing process in the above article worked exactly as listed.  Interestingly, that same MicroSD when plugged back into my laptop under Windows 10 now shows as a Fat32-formatted USB device, but under Linux Mint when running Gparted the format shows as unknown but files on it are still viewable, so evidently the Fat32 format used by Wyze is slightly non-standard or perhaps the SD slot in my laptop or my MicroSD adapter is just flaky. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cyberhiker ✭ May 2020 I've tried this with the Wyze Pan and then accessed the camera using an RTSP feed (the camera was in a different room connected via WiFi to a laptop running OBS). There is a significant lag using WiFi and the audio was unusable - so not suitable for my needs.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kcfree ✭ May 2020 Just setup camera and it works as advertised. I wanted to use it for zoom meetings but I don't think its going to work for me. I can't see anyway to zoom in with the camera and the field is to large for me. It covers a space about 12ft x 12ft. great for what it is intended for but not for desktop. Also the microphone and speaker isn't good for meetings. However in a pinch if you are just trying to connect with loved ones during this lookdown period, this is a great camera. the wide angle could come in handy then, because whomever you connect with will be able to see everyone in the room. Great product, thanks Microsoft for creating firmware to repurpose this camera. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Yzzzguy ✭ June 2020 Got the bundle yesterday and tried to use the SDHC card they gave me but still got amber light. Plugged the memory card into a reader... First off - the file system is just regular FAT 32. Second - what was on the card was an empty folder entitled "time_lapse"! Ugh. Deleted that and installed the unzipped "demo.bin" file. Plugged the card into the camera, did the firmware flash instructions and...success! It is SO much better than the old webcam I've got (a Kodak S100) as it is HD (the Kodak is VGA!) and higher light sensitivity (with the Kodak - I looked like I had a bad sunburn...more natural colors with the Wyze Cam V2). 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kent_Smith ✭ August 2020 It works as advertised. I agree with the challenges to plugin the power cord. Otherwise it all went well. But as another user mentioned, this won't work for me. The image from the camera is like a fish eye lens. I would have to get extremely close for it to not distort the image. Just won't come off as professional as I'd like for video conferencing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook B_Man1124 ✭ January 10 It works great as a webcam for me but do I have to use this gigantic thick and bulky USB cable that came with the special bundle, or can I use a regular size USB cable that is much more more flexible? Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexPasseno Columbus OH Store Associate March 12 Great read! works great for an octoprint setup! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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So much crime now days. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JAM12 ✭ June 21 cam in the front to watch parking spots and cam in the back to watch the wildlife :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook monicazite1 ✭ June 21 My dream smart home appliance would be an outdoor camera system and lighting that comes on automatically and also give my home added protection while my family is away. We have had a our home broken into a couple years ago and this would make me feel so much more secure!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jillrk87 ✭ June 21 smart bulbs for sure! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ydubya Illinois ✭ June 21 My dream smart home appliance would be a Wyze Cam v3. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook PatCJKath ✭ June 21 A smart ceiling fan that can adjust To the rooms temperature, humidity, and hygrometer level. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook oneblkcoffee ✭ June 21 I would love a smart watch 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kim_OHanlon ✭ June 21 I don't think they have come out with anything that puts the laundry away FOR you yet but I would appreciate knowing when the dryer was done so I can grab the clothes before they wrinkle. Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ccmosch ✭ June 21 I would just like simple smart controls for lights to go on and off when we tell it to remotely. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JoeK ✭ June 21 A pantry that tracks all the expiration dates of everything in it would be awesome 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook chameleonsoul MICHIGAN ✭ June 21 I am dreaming of a smart home lock. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Shopper09 ✭ June 22 edited June 22 Some kind of outdoor Alexa speaker to use as an intercom 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook pbenal01 ✭ June 22 I will love an smart 4k TV with a Theater System ❤ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ev001 ✭ June 22 smart fan, smart window, smart bed, smart dryer that can fold clothes it self 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Djahn348 ✭ June 22 Smart oven. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook gbelous ✭ June 22 I'd really love a smart mower for the yard so I could have it run automatically every week or two. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook G69 ✭ June 22 I would love to have a smart programmable thermostat, light bulbs, exterior security light and camera. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook pumpysmom ✭ June 23 The outdoor camera and spotlight sound amazing! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Asia ✭ June 23 I would love a smart refriderator that could keep track of all the food in it and when it was purchased ideally I would be able to connect to it from the grocery store for example to see what is inside or it could notify you when things will expire. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mystimoon3 ✭ June 23 The Wyze Watch  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SparkyDog5 ✭ June 23 Smart Outdoor Grill/Smoker Thermometer 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook arrakeen ✭ June 23 I would love a new smart watch and the ability to monitor and remotely control appliances. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook amackawo ✭ June 23 A smart vacuum would be amazing! Our family of 5 always drag in dust and dirt, and now one likes doing chores. This would save Mom so much energy and time! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook xmastree ✭ June 24 Smart clothes folding machine 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Calvin ✭ June 24 My dream smart home device would be a doorbell camera. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BevW ✭ June 24 smart doors that open, especially when your arms are full 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HeshHesh ✭ June 24 Would like to use a smart light bulb. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Princessrachael523 ✭ June 24 I would love to have a smart lawn mower or a smart device to pick up dog poop so I wouldn’t have to! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Salamander ✭ June 24 I'm hoping for a smart appliance that takes care of the lawn, trees, hedges. A robot groundskeeper. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DigitalOxide ✭ June 24 A smart oven would go far in my home. 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article What does your Smart Home look like? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion What does your Smart Home look like? SeanM admin April 9 edited June 16 in General Discussion With the Wyze Watch, you can control your whole Smart Home ecosystem from your wrist. And, in light of it's arrival at Micro Center, we want to hear about your Smart Home! What do you have set up, what do you have automated, and how nice is it to skip light switches? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments GrayOne ✭ April 12 edited April 12 As far as I know the Wyze Watch is a downgrade from the Wyze Band in terms of home control. The Wyze Watch can only control Wyze devices. The Wyze Band had Alexa and could control any device linked to your Alexa account. That being said... It's still a great watch for $30. It has an oximeter, tracks sleep, tracks steps, tracks heart rate, controls Wyze devices, displays phone calls and allows you to reject the call, and it shows you text messages. 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Wyze Cam V2 - Webcam FAQ — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Hobby Boards & Projects Wyze Cam V2 - Webcam FAQ TSNickW admin April 2020 in Hobby Boards & Projects What can I do to improve the quality of my Microphone? From our experiences it seems most folks have not switched to the mic on the camera.  Please make sure you adjust your sound input device. Adjust the level of your sound input.  We found +2dB to be the sweet spot for our office, but your mileage may vary. Try moving the camera to a more favorable position.  Be mindful of where the mic is located and point it toward yourself. Try listening to yourself by checking the listen to device option in sound settings.  If you sound ok to you, but not to others it could be a problem with your network, their network, or the software being used.  What can I do to improve the quality of the video? Try switching from WiFi to wired Ethernet.  Try pulling up a camera app on your device.  OBS would work and see if you look good on your system.  If the problem is not present on your device there may be an issue with what you're streaming, your viewers are downloading, or the software handling the video. Adjust the lighting in your area and move the camera to get the best results. What can I do if the camera is not connecting to the PC? Try connecting your camera to the included power adapter alongside the USB A cable.  Power cycle the camera/computer. Try reflashing the firmware and try again.   If you were using the camera as an IP cam before see if that is still working.  If it is then the firmware was not flashed properly.   Try another USB A cable. Try another device. I can’t seem to get the firmware to flash.  What can I do? Try formatting and reloading the firmware on the microSD card. Try another microSD card. Try another computer to load the firmware on the microSD card. What will my camera be called? It will be called HD USB Camera. More information can be found at: https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041605111 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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And we’re giving away three! The Wyze Scale syncs up with most popular fitness apps to help track everything from weight to protein and bone mass, and everything in between. Got more than one person in your household? No problem - the Wyze Scale supports up to eight users, automatically recognizing each one!  Whether you’re using Google Fit or Apple Health, the Wyze Scale will sync with those apps. And soon, it’ll sync with Fitbit and Samsung Health as well! Looking to pick up your own? We, of course, have them in-store, but we're also giving away three on our social media! Follow Micro Center's Instagram and Twitter for updates! Wyze-Scale-Giveaway_Terms-Conditions.pdf 175.4K 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments cheezr00_ ✭ February 3 Where are the updates? Not on the platforms above. Would LOVE to win one! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin February 5 cheezr00_ said: Where are the updates? Not on the platforms above. Would LOVE to win one! The link to enter is at the very top of the post: https://promosimple.com/ps/10970/wyze-scale 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Fergus9184 ✭ February 6 Keep up the good work! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnMagee Columbus, Ohio Store Associate June 9 The wyze scale is another amazing product to add to their list. I purchased this a few months back with their activity band, it pairs with google fitness perfectly! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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For Wyze products to add to my already Wyze smart home... the light bulbs and lamp are items I still want to add. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kcslim ✭ June 24 Would be neat to have an automatic fridge that'll auto scan and remind me to get specific items from the store 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook enygren ✭ June 25 A smart mower! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jpanda ✭ June 25 a smart washer and dryer would be great 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook OnlyTheBest ✭ June 25 My dream smart appliance would be my lamps, so I don't have to go upstairs to turn them off when I've gone downstairs. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook dvice ✭ June 25 My dream home smart appliance is a washing machine. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RackoWacko ✭ June 25 The outdoor plug would be great for use with outdoor Christmas lights 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JordiS ✭ June 25 A smart home appliance I'd like to see would be a smart door that I'd be able to open/close with the Wyze watch or my phone. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 1101base2 ✭ June 25 I've been looking for a decent light bulb camera for my porch. I live in a rental and something like this would be fantastic for allowing me to record outside without having to replace the wrong way facing doorbell. Problem is that few that exist have terrible reviews. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BFG1228 ✭ June 25 I have dreamt of getting one of the new Samsung smart refrigerators with the see through door 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tremundo ✭ June 25 The prize pack is amazing the two items that stand out to me, (all of it would be cool) would be the light and speaker! Wish me luck! Haha 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Volt ✭ June 25 We would love to incorporate Wyze Hardware into our robot "Volt"! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Srizan ✭ June 25 When so much wrong has been happening around the world it would be nice to have something right; it would be nice to win  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HunteR7411 ✭ June 25 A smart 3D printer. Shuts off if its been idle if a print job finishes overnight. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook carolssss ✭ June 25 a freaking light that comes on when you hear noise I cant find one not movement noise 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Pooch ✭ June 25 My dream smart home appliance would be a stackable washer dryer combination. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook fromo ✭ June 25 a smart oven that will never burn the food. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook IMISS ✭ June 25 I'd love a smart garage, smart AC, smart shower with towel warmers. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BriellesMom16 ✭ June 26 MY #1 dream appliance's would be #1 A smart home hub, it is what connects and communicates with all the automated devices in your smart home. #2 Would be a outdoor camera. I moved in my area and there have been a lot of break in's, items stolen from yards, and missing packages coming up everyday so I need to invest in a smart outdoor camera. Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kkric13 ✭ June 26 My dream appliance is that thing that washes, dries & folds your clothes. I think I saw it online (or maybe it was literally just a dream.) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DavesSweeps ✭ June 26 A Home Ai system, that would know the answer to anything have access to the internet and be fully connected and be smarter than me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook D0INk ✭ September 2 I would love a smart washer and dryer honestly. It’d be nice to know when my stuff is done so it doesn’t sit there and wrinkle 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook iamnotapizza ✭ November 6 A smart Stove and washer dryer is what I have not seen yet. I'd be more relaxed if it would notify me if I left the stove on by mistake, when my clothes are done. Oh and definitely will need to install a smart lock and smart blinds when I get my own house. Finally I can let in some sunshine with out the hassle and have the peace of mind if I locked the door or not. Generally all security smart devices is What I need mostly, Oh and definitely cameras indoor, outdoor and a doorbell one. I'd care about safety more than privacy. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Fredacus ✭ November 11 A smart camera to watch the goings on at home while I'm at work would be awesome, as a smart speaker system and smart windows to allow and block sight through the windows. These are just for starters. . . . Thanks for the opportunity to update! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook chameleonsoul1981 ✭ November 12 I am pretty obsessed with Nanoleafs right now but this looks super interesting! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1234» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. 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I didn't even know they had a smart washer & dryer, so they would be my dream smart home appliances. (Although I could always use more Wyze cameras, or another watch...😃) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JRH4178 ✭ June 20 I would love to have smart lights in my house so I could just tell Alexa to turn them on or off so I don't have to get out of bed. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook emme ✭ June 20 smart toilet would be my dream appliance 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sheena ✭ June 20 Maybe something like a smart sliding door for letting the dog out 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JamieN ✭ June 20 I have some smart home stuff already, but I would love a robotic vacuum or a smart ceiling fan. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jws ✭ June 20 automatic shirt ironer 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jerseygrl ✭ June 20 My dream smart home appliance -- Smart Outdoor Camera . 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jkwan17888 ✭ June 20 I would like to pick air conditioner. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Virjeania ✭ June 20 I want a smart vacuum with a dirt cup bigger than a sneeze.... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gwenifer ✭ June 20 Would love to set up outdoor camera's with spotlights, the thermostat would be great as well! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MickeyD ✭ June 20 The smart appliance I would love is a smart robo vac. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook szevorich ✭ June 20 I would love to have a smart plug that would notify me when the sump pump comes on and could reset itself after a power failure. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook finndago ✭ June 20 A smart hot water heater would be a plus to save on heating. Just let it know when you'll be home to take a nice hot shower or bath. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook michellewedeking ✭ June 20 Wow! I've always wanted a smart oven! That would be amazing! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mjwedeking So Cal ✭ June 20 I want something smart, not just internet connected. I need more door, window, and motion sensors to make things smart. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cherylAF ✭ June 20 I'd really love a smart refrigerator. I know it's ridiculous and over the top, but I feel like I could really benefit from some of the potential features. Like if I'm placing a grocery order online when I'm at work and I can't remember if we have butter. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook foolsmoon2021 ✭ June 20 My dream smart home appliance is the Wyze Cam V3. Thanks for the giveaway! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook charyways ✭ June 20 I'd love to have a smart watch or smart bulbs that automatically help me get ready for sleep! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jlee9355 ✭ June 20 Definitely a smart door lock. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ablang ✭ June 20 My dream smart home appliance is a smart refrigerator that doesn't yet exist. It is completely transparent (so you can see everything inside w/o opening it) and it automatically inventories everything inside (along w/ expiration dates) so that it warns you to eat something before it expires. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook willshire ✭ June 20 automatic washer and dryer 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook okiraan ✭ June 20 Just a multicolor smart bulb will do... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook csmith0306 ✭ June 20 I need a smart robotic vac. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KariB ✭ June 20 I want a smart coffee maker 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KingCheap ✭ June 20 Smart drapes, that open when the sun comes out, and close in the evening, and also smart enough not to open on days I want to sleep in. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Anrt ✭ June 20 I would love a smart plug. To be able to turn things on with my phone when I am not close would be amazing. As a mom of 6 young kids it’s hard to be in 2 places at once. Having a smart plug would help me be able to control things when I am busy with my little ones.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LittleRiddle ✭ June 20 I would not choose just one appliance, since it would be niuce to control them all. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2tall ✭ June 21 Would like an outside V3 camera. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1234» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. 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That would be $24.99 - all pricing for items can be found directly on our website - https://www.microcenter.com/product/505735/wyze-labs-wyzecam-v2-webcam-ready 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Item description:  v3670_I5-8400/8/256/P Dell computer purchased Nov 2019.  Cannot find info on internal camera. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSNickW admin April 2020 Hello Marilyn!  Thanks for posting on the forum.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it does not have an internal camera.  If you are looking to use a camera with the device you could add a webcam which would connect to the USB port.  Right now they are hard to find, but we do have a guide on how you can turn https://www.microcenter.com/product/505735/wyze-labs-wyzecam-v2 into a webcam.   Details can be found here:  https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2431/how-use-a-wyze-cam-v2-as-a-webcam#latest if you got that route and need some help don't hesitate to reach out.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Ruth 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSAustinM admin April 2020 Hello @Ruth, thank you for joining the MicroCenter Community! Most of the stores are sold out of webcams since these were/still in high demand for working from home, as well as schooling from home, and Telehealth. Now we do have a 2nd option for a webcam. Wyzelabs has created a firmware to make one of their security cameras work as a webcam-https://www.microcenter.com/product/505735/wyze-labs-wyzecam-v2-webcam-ready which we do sell in the stores and comes with an SD card with the firmware and a USB cable to plug from the camera to the computer. These do have a built-in microphone so it will function the same as webcam. 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Can I get price matched? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers LandShark admin March 1 Hello @chasaero Please expect an email from us regarding this request! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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It's about the Lumens not the wattage "equivalency" — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Home Automation LED Bulbs. It's about the Lumens not the wattage "equivalency" JohnDaBeardWilliford Mayfield Store Associate September 17 in Home Automation I switched over to LED bulbs slowly, but surely over the last 8 years. The first thing that I noticed is that some of the "60 Watt Equivalent" bulbs weren't as bright as my standard incandescent 60 watt bulbs. After some digging I found out that the lumen rating on the "equivalent" bulbs were sometime 15% lower than the standard bulbs. Make sure you buy the proper lumen rating to replace any non-LED bulbs or you may not be happy. Here is a breakdown of the lumen ratings of standard incandescent bulbs 40 watt to 100 watt so you can compare them to the bulb you may be considering. I know that the WYZE dimmable bulbs are 800 lumens and don't give me any of the "pulsing" that you may get with some lesser expensive bulbs (the color are 1100 lumens so true 75 watt equivalent, I own a bunch of both models and love them): 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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It's for the Wzye Cam V3 camera, it does say in your price match policy that you do price match from manufacturer, so just wanted to make sure. Also do you match price if we wanted to order online and pick up in store? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin March 8 Yes, we'd be able to price match with Wyze. The item would need to be in-stock for us to price match. We are able to price match items that are reserved for in-store pick up once you've arrived in the store. Here's more information about our price matching. https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/6-do-you-price-match 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article I want to love you — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy I want to love you Bobby_McJoe ✭ March 18 in Store Information and Policy So. Fry's is dead. I had a Fry's in a nice proximity to my house in an area that you can profit from. It is big, empty, highway adjacent, and is now vacant. Personally the demise of Fry's was life changing. So many days I would go by there and talk to the people, buy some new parts and help others figure out what they are describing. There are so many businesses and upper-middle class people. Quite frankly, Microcenter is strong where Fry's was weak. It would need a coat of paint in your color scheme and the Canadian Geese there can be annoying, but it is prime real-estate. I'm talking in the center of a business area. I can't get the knowledge or tech required from Walmart or Best Buy. Quite frankly, we need you MicroCenter, you're our only hope. 9820 Kincaid Dr, Fishers, IN 46037 Here is an aerial photo: https://i1.wp.com/www.wishtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/FRYS-ELECTRONINCS-FISHERS.jpg?fit=1920%2C1080&ssl=1 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 18 Hello @Bobby_McJoe and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. We appreciate the desire for a Microcenter store to be in Indiana. Microcenter knows there are markets for a store in states such as Indiana, Florida, etc.; hopefully at some point there will be a new Microcenter store opened in Fisher or somewhere in Indiana. But until then, unfortunately the closest store we have to Indiana is our Sharonville, Ohio location. It's probably a 2 hour drive from Fisher. As a joke, look on the bright side, at least its not over 500 miles away for Fisher, IN. 😊 Anyway, we do hope to be in Indiana at some point in the future. Thanks for posting. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bobby_McJoe ✭ March 19 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29740#Comment_29740 Thank you for noticing. I really hope you can put a store here, partially because I think it would be a profitable move but mostly because a physical spot where I can see and inquire about an item is better. For example today I needed a RGB light something like this https://www.microcenter.com/product/511819/wyze-bulb that can be controlled through a Raspberry Pi-based smart home server or some other unique way. Websites can't provide it because it needs a conversation to figure out the best way. Kroger can't help since they are a grocery store, Meijer and Target only dabble in tech. Walmart might maybe have something, but it'll probably be in a big kit or they won't know anything other than "It's a lightbulb, it turns on and off until it doesn't turn on anymore then come back and get a new one." Thing is an LED like that isn't really supposed to die by the time I'm done with it. (~3 years in this case.) Menards, Home Depot or Lowe's might carry it but those folks work under the assumption the customer is the one that knows with absolute clarity what they are doing. They don't usually carry different brands because they really aren't electronics stores anyways. I looked up "Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060ti" on Walmart's website because Amazon is raising prices because of bots and miners (which I believe is completely their prerogative.) and do you know what I got? Nothing. They don't even acknowledge that thing exists. https://www.walmart.com/search/?facet=brand%3ANVIDIA&page=1&query=nvidia+geforce+rtx+3060+ti You guys will put at the very least 1 on the shelves for a reasonable, if not msrp price. I can sit out your door in the morning and run in to actually have a chance to buy a single card. The public schools in the area are recognized as some of the best in the region. There are lots of STEM people you can work with, many of which are students. If you decided to bring in some people the kids can go to a public school and get into their dream college very quickly. (Also, check out the area's demographics.) There are tons of people to work at this place and there is a whole lot of demand. Besides, having that big building empty is really not good for any parties involved and I would personally walk right into town hall, meet with the mayor and say that this is a good idea and he would be an idiot to let some other non-technology sales company move in. Besides, the city counsel has been loving bringing business here. (even with some tax incentives. In 2018 they snagged a well-known Swedish furniture company that I don't need to name.) I even talked to a person with an MBA and years of experience who said "Personally, it wouldn't effect me, but for you, Microcenter and the city It would be a great idea." I am going to leave it at this because I have run out of thoughts, and my free time is just about up. Just please, put it on a very short list for further expansion. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭ March 22 I've been in several MC and they weren't nearly as huge as the Fry's I've been in, Retail space is heckalot expensive even still. So, MC is smarter in several ways compared to Fry's and thus still in business. It's kind of like people in my neighborhood keep campaigning to get Trader Joe to move in to a recently abandoned Safeway. TJ's is never even half that size, don't know what they're thinking. Not saying MC won't ever move to your area but I'm pretty confident they wouldn't take over such a large space as what you photo'd. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article The Definitive Micro Computer Buying Guide — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides The Definitive Micro Computer Buying Guide SeanM admin August 6 edited August 18 in Reviews & Buying Guides Written by Nick Beiderman Choosing a microcomputer board for a project can be a difficult task. Raspberry Pi alone offers a plethora of boards, each one having unique strengths and weaknesses based upon what you want to do with them. Then you get into Adafruit and Arduino’s microcontrollers and even more questions arise. But, before you reach choice paralysis, we’ve broken down 7 of the most common Raspberry Pi models (and take a quick detour to discuss Adafruit and Arduino), exploring what projects they excel at and what each board offers. We'll be taking a look at the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the current flagship product from Raspberry Pi. This model features two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two Micro HDMI outputs, a 3.5mm audio jack, a gigabit Ethernet port, a USB-C port for power, a 40-pin header, and a camera input and display output. On the wireless side, the 4 Model B features WiFi and Bluetooth. The 4 Model B uses a Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core CPU, VideoCore VI GPU, and is available with 1, 2, 4, or 8GB RAM. For most uses, the 2 or 4GB model is a good balance of cost and performance. I’ve set up several 2 and 4GB models as servers for PLEX, PiHole, file sharing, and gaming. I keep an 8GB around for prototyping new projects. After I finish my prototype, I can check the RAM usage and buy a board that gives me the best performance at the best price.   Raspberry Pi Zero The Raspberry Pi Zero is physically smaller than Raspberry Pi’s other single board computers, consumes less power, and comes in three different styles. While all three have less processing power than standard Pi boards, the base Zero model does not have wireless connections, nor header pins. The Zero W adds Bluetooth and WiFi, and the Zero WH adds wireless connectivity and has pre-soldered headers. All three versions use a Broadcom BCM2835 Microprocessor, have 512 MB RAM, and have two Micro USB ports (one for power, one for connecting devices via USB OTG), a camera connector, a Mini HDMI port, and a 40-pin header. The Zero is great for low-power projects, like portable displays or remote monitoring. With a bit of web development knowledge, you can create a web interface for your projects. Add in a little ad-hoc networking and you can access your systems wirelessly in areas that don’t have WiFi. The price is low enough I like to use the Zero W for all my projects, though you can save a few dollars by using the non-wireless version. Some of my favorite projects that utilize a Raspberry Pi Zero include a timelapse camera and a PiPod music player. The PiPod is a small, portable music player based on the Raspberry Pi Zero (image from raspberrypi.org/blog/pipod-pi-zero-music-player) Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ The previous flagship model, 3 Model B+, is still widely available. It’s less powerful than the 4 Model B with a Broadcom BCM2837B0 and 1GB RAM. It features four USB 2.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port, a 3.5mm audio jack, gigabit Ethernet, a 40-pin header, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Power is provided via a Micro USB port. This model is generally a few dollars cheaper than the 4 Model B. The 3 Model B+ can be used for a lot of the same projects as the 4 Model B. While I’ve migrated most of my 3 Model B+ projects to 4 Model Bs, I still control my 3D printer with OctoPi running on a 3 Model B+.   Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ The 3 Model A+ falls in between the 3 Model B+ and the Zero. It uses the same Broadcom BCM2837BO as the 3 Model B+, but only has 512MB RAM. Connectivity is a bit more limited than other models, with only a single USB 2.0 port. Like the 3 Model B+, it features a full-size HDMI port, Micro USB for power, 3.5mm audio jack, camera, and display connectors, a 40-pin header, WiFi, and Bluetooth. However, it doesn’t have Ethernet networking, which makes it a better choice for some portable projects, like the PiGrrl, that benefit from the smaller size but don’t use much RAM. All of the models listed above feature a 40-pin header. 40-pin headers can be used to attach Hardware Attached on Top, or HATs, to expand functionality. Some of my favorite HATs include the POE HAT that allows me to power a Raspberry Pi via Ethernet, and Pimoroni’s Inky pHATs that add an eink display to the Pi. These pins can also be used as GPIO pins to control lights or relays, read inputs from buttons, switches, and other actuators, or provide connections via SPI and I2C. Raspberry Pi 400 The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is also available in two unique form factors. First is the Pi 400. This all-in-one computer has the same form factor as the official Raspberry Pi keyboard but has a full computer built-in. On the back, there are three USB ports, a USB C port for power, two Micro HDMI ports, a 40-pin header, and gigabit Ethernet. This model is the perfect option for a micro desktop computer replacement, as it combines the computer and keyboard into one unit. All of the models listed above also feature a Micro SD card slot. The Micro SD card acts as the Raspberry Pi’s hard drive. It stores the operating system and any user files on the computer. Depending on the board, operating system, and system configuration, the Raspberry Pi can support cards up to 2TB. For most projects, I use 32GB cards as they tend to be the best bang for your buck, but I have used cards as big as 512GB for projects like my PiPod and PiGrrl. I frequently use Micro Center’s house brand cards for their excellent price and performance. The Raspberry Pi 400 is the perfect starting point for a clean, clutter free desk (Image from raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-400/) Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 In addition to the 400, Raspberry Pi offers a compute module based on the 4 Model B. This version is sometimes referred to as the CM4 and is designed for use in embedded systems. The only connectivity is two high-density connectors on the bottom of the board. These connectors allow the CM4 to be connected to carrier boards to expand its functionality. The CM4 is great for projects that need specialized hardware controlled by a Raspberry Pi, such as the Gumstix flight controller for multirotor drones.  Raspberry Pi offers an IO board for the CM4, which is necessary for flashing the operating system to the internal memory. There are a total of 32 variations available, with a range of RAM and internal storage options, and with or without wireless connectivity. All of the models listed above are fully-fledged single board computers. They run a Linux-based operating system and are great replacements for low-power computers. They can be used for servers, desktops, and complex control systems. They’re able to run multiple programs concurrently, and can easily be connected to monitors, keyboards, or mice. But now we’re going to shift into microcontrollers. Microcontrollers run a single program that starts when they are powered on and stops when they are powered off. Microcontrollers don’t have an operating system and are great for simple control systems, like automated light control, watering plants, or logging environmental conditions. While microcontrollers often feature SPI, I2C, and other communication methods to connect peripheral hardware, GPOI pins are the bread and butter of microcontrollers. These pins can serve as outputs, providing a voltage (usually 3.3v or 5v), or inputs, detecting whether or not a voltage is present. Raspberry Pi Pico The Raspberry Pi Pico is Raspberry Pi’s first microcontroller. It features 26 GPIO pins (of which three may be used as analog inputs), 2xSPI, 2xI3C, 2xUART, a serial debug port, and 16 PWM channels. There’re 20 header pins on each side, for a total of 40 pins. The spacing of these pins allows the Pico to be mounted to a breadboard for rapid prototyping or soldered to perf board or strip board for more permanent projects. The pin holes are castellated, meaning they can be soldered directly to a PCB. This makes the Pico a great option for small scale production products. The Pico can run code written in MicroPython or C++, and can include low-level assembly code. This flexibility makes it great for everything from quick projects in Python to high-performance projects written with C++ and assembly. The Pico offers an excellent variety of inputs and outputs in a small package  While Raspberry Pi is one of the best-known names in the hobby board market, other companies like Arduino and Adafruit also produce well-known microcontrollers. Like the Raspberry Pi Pico, they run a single piece of code in a loop until they are powered off. This makes them great for simple projects like control or monitoring systems. They’re not well suited for servers, desktops, or other roles that require a more traditional computer with an operating system. While the Pico can generally be used in the same applications as boards from Adafruit and others, it’s not always the best choice. Depending on the project, you may need a board with more input and output pins. For very small or low-power projects, a smaller board might be a better fit. Since the Pico is fairly new, some ecosystems like Adafruit’s Feather line have a larger variety of peripheral accessories available than the Pico. Adafruit’s Feather ecosystem offers numerous mainboards and expansion “wings” (image from learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-feather)  Now that you’ve got a handle on what each board is and what it does, you’re ready to start digging into the world of Pi! If you’re still not sure what board is right for you, start by asking yourself if a microcomputer or a microcontroller is right for your project. Single-board computers are larger and generally have higher power consumption, processing power, and cost. If you choose a microcontroller you’ll also want to consider the language you’ll be programming in, the number of pins, and available peripheral accessories. There’s no “one size fits all” board, but now you should be able to go out and choose the board that’s right for you.   More from the Micro Center Community: Looking for more information about Raspberry Pi? We’ve got a Hobby Board section of the community, as well as Hobby Board guides like How to use a Wyze Cam V2 as a Webcam, Raspberry Pi Basics, and Using the Raspberry Pi Pico. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to post a new discussion and the Community will be happy to help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. 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Here we will list some items for your dream work at home or your learning at home setup to keep your productivity high.  Table of Contents Selecting a Computer Selecting a Computer for eLearning Selecting a Monitor Selecting a Docking Station  Selecting a Webcam Selecting a Headset / Microphone Selecting an All-in-One Printer Selecting Networking Devices Selecting External Storage for Data Backup / File Transfers Selecting a Mouse and Keyboard  Selecting a Desk / Chair Work from Home Other Items 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Computer for Working from Home Second only to smartphones, computers keep us interconnected with people, jobs, current events, etc. With primary work function and efficiency in mind, here are some of the best work from home options for both laptops and desktops that we would recommend.   To start, this first section of our computer selection, we will be strictly focusing on working from home choices. However, any of these choices listed here could also be outstanding choices for remote learning. Our recommended laptop models come with a Solid State Drive (SSD) for quicker boot times, at least 8GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs, and include a video output if you want to attach a second monitor without the need of a docking station. ASUS Vivobook 15-F512DA HP 15-ef1072nr Lenovo ThinkBook 13s  If you’d like a 2-in-1 laptop for working at home, that’s an option as well!  Dell Inspiron 14 5400 2-in-1 Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1 Now, if Apple computers are your preference, you can for sure use a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to get the job done at home. MacBook Air Early 2020  MacBook Pro Mid 2020 If you’re looking for the best work from home desktop computer at a great price but need a smaller profile, the Dell OptiPlex 3070 CPJT9 SFF would be ideal.  Alternatively, if a midsize tower suits you, I’d go with the Powerspec B245 Desktop.  Both computers will accommodate most work at home needs. Dell OptiPlex 3070 CPJT9 SFF Desktop PowerSpec B245 Desktop 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Computer for eLearning For remote learning or eLearning, any of our prior choices will do great. Many schools recommend Chromebooks for virtual school, as they are fundamental and affordable for your online education needs. While they don’t have all the functionality of a Windows or Mac system, they can access Google Docs for editing word documents and spreadsheets, and other Google apps. Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6" Laptop Computer Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-3H-C4QE 15.6" Laptop  Another Chromebook option would be a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a touchscreen. Acer Chromebook 311 CB311-9HT-C4UM 11.6" Laptop Computer 2-in-1 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 12.2" 2-in-1 Laptop Computer  Please check out our selection at any time for Chromebooks, all laptops, and all desktops by clicking these links! Be sure to pick your local Micro Center under “My Store” at the top of the page to view their specific store stock. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Monitor Selecting the right monitor for the job can sometimes be overwhelming, and you’ll want to ensure you have one that supports 1080p resolution at the very least!  Two displays (or one Ultrawide display) for a desktop and laptop would be ideal, although not always needed. In case you are looking for a monitor, we will make recommendations with as many video ports available for maximum flexibility. The ASUS VP247QG is a superb choice for a monitor to work from home. It has most of the standard outputs commonly used with computers - VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort. It should be easily compatible with most laptops and desktops. A larger display choice at 31.5” is the Acer ET322QU. It also has VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort options to connect with to get you up and running. Now, if you’re going for maximum productivity and want to be a multitasking pro, look into an Ultrawide monitor. Our first choice would be the Acer Nitro XV340CK, which comes in with a 34” display but only features HDMI and DisplayPort for output.  A step up from that would be a monitor like the Samsung C43J890 with a 43” display and still having HDMI and DisplayPort connections at the ready for you. Check out Micro Center’s complete monitor selection here.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Docking Station Are you looking to maximize the most of your home office setup?  A docking station is a way to add on additional ports, such as USB, monitor ports, and others. These docking stations will be universal to any laptop as long as you have the right port; some use USB, and others use USB-C. These docking stations only need a regular USB port to get it connected to your laptop. Kensington SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Docking Station with Dual DVI/HDMI/VGA Video - Features 6 USB ports, 3.5mm audio jacks, DVI, VGA, HDMI, and an Ethernet port. IOGear USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station - Features 6 USB ports, HDMI, DVI, and an Ethernet port. If you have USB-C available on your laptop, you can utilize a universal docking station. IOGear USB-C Triple Video Docking Station - Ability to run three monitors, plus 4 USB ports. Check out Micro Center’s complete docking station lineup here. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Webcam A webcam is an essential part of the work from home lifestyle; whether it be Zoom, Skype, or any other video conferencing program, you’ll need a webcam to participate in the group calls appropriately. Another thing to note is that most webcams will come with a built-in microphone, but the quality may not be up to par as a dedicated headset or microphone. Wyze Cam Webcam Bundle  Sanho Hypercam  Logitech C920s  Check out Micro Center’s complete webcam lineup 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Headset / Microphone To continue on video conferencing, the ability to hear and speak to co-workers is essential.  Headsets are the easiest way to accommodate this necessity, and we’ve listed a couple of choices here that we would recommend using with your preferred software such as Skype.   Don’t let the "Gaming" tag divert your eyes (or in this case, ears) away.  These headsets have excellent noise cancellation and outstanding microphone quality.   Corsair HS50 Headset HyperX Cloud Stinger Logitech G433  Now, if a headset doesn’t interest you, another option is to use a standalone microphone and pair it with your favorite headphones or earphones. Redragon GM100 Gaming Stream Condenser Microphone MXL AC-44 Miniature USB Conferencing Microphone Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Pro Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone Check out Micro Center’s complete headset lineup and microphones. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting an All-in-One Printer If you need to print, scan, copy, or fax important documents, you’ll need a capable all-in-one printer to handle these critical tasks.  Home Use Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3733 All-in-One Printer HP Officejet Pro 8025 All-in-One Printer Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw Laser Printer Small Business Use Brother MFC-L5800DW Business Laser All-in-One Printer Brother MFC-L8900cdw Business Color Laser All-in-One Printer Check out Micro Center’s complete printer lineup. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting Networking Devices If you’re setting up a new internet or wireless services or looking to make the most of an existing service, we can help. A new router or extender may be helpful if the wireless signal’s strength is not strong enough to reach all rooms of your home.  While your ISP may have provided a modem with built-in WIFI, in case you weren't, a Wireless Router such as these options should do the trick.  These devices will work in conjunction with your modem to emit a wireless signal (WiFi) Tenda AC8 AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router  ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless AC Router - w/ AiMesh Support Wireless Extender - These devices, when properly configured, can assist with strengthening the range of your wireless signal beyond dead zones of your home. TP-LINK RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender TP-LINK RE450 AC1750 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender USB Wireless Adapter - These are an option if you are using a desktop that does not have wireless capabilities; with a simple USB plugin, you can add wireless to your PC if needed! TP-LINK AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter TP-LINK TL-WN722N 150Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter TP-LINK TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB adapter Check Micro Center's entire selection of routers, wireless extenders, and wireless adapters. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting External Storage for Data Backup / File Transfers Data backup has always been an essential entity in the workplace.  Even more so, odds are you may not have a remote connection to any servers your job may use for data storage.  External HDDs, Network Attached Storage (NAS), and even flash drives can help you ensure your data is backed up if an unfortunate event occurs that renders your computer useless.    There are many options to choose from here, but depending on what you work you do, I'd say a 1TB option such as the WD My Passport 1TB would be safe for starters!  And as a bonus, I've included an article on how you can backup your data for Windows 10 users here. External Hard Drives WD My Passport 1TB Seagate 1TB USB 3.1 External USB Flash Drives Micro Center 32GB Micro Center 64GB Micro Center 128GB Micro Center 256GB Network-Attached Storage (typically for small businesses)  QNAP 4-Bay Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage  Check Micro Center's entire selection of external hard drives, flash drives, and NAS devices. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Mouse and Keyboard   While most desktops/laptops will have these components included, workdays can sometimes require prolonged periods of typing, browsing, etc. You can use what comes with your PC if you’re comfortable with it. However, there would be other options available, if desired. Inland iC100 USB Keyboard & Mouse Combo Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse An ergonomic keyboard and mouse can help with comfort over long working sessions. Logitech K550 Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse  Kensington Pro Fit Ergonomic Wireless Keyboard and Mouse  Adesso Tru-Form Media 1500 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard and Laser Mouse Finally, if you’re looking for extra comfort while typing, you can consider adding an item such as a wrist rest. Kensington ErgoSoft Wrist Rest for Mechanical & Gaming Keyboards Handstands Memory Foam Wrist Rest Check Micro Center's entire selection of keyboards and mouse, ergonomic products, and wrist rests. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Selecting a Desk / Chair Hopefully, you already have a desk or tabletop that you already have dedicated to your work station. Still, just in case, if you need or were in the market for a sturdy desk with plenty of real estate, we’d recommend going with the Inland Height-Adjustment Gaming Desk.  We have quite a few team members here who use this desk - it does an outstanding job! Inland Height-Adjustment Gaming Desk Inland Motorized Height-Adjustable Gaming Desk Don’t forget a comfy chair either for long working sessions! Inland MACH Gaming Chair  Now, if you already have an existing desk and want to stand up and work from time to time, you can look into a standing desk to add that flexibility to your workday. Uncaged Ergonomics CD4 Ergonomic Laptop Stand and Standing Desk  Finally, if you need some more light for your desk, consider a handy desk lamp, which some will even include a wireless charging pad! Aluratek LED Foldable Desk Lamp w/ Built-in Wireless Charging Pad Inland 3 W Touch Sensitive LED Desk Lamp Check Micro Center's entire selection of desks, chairs, standing desks, and desk lamps.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Work from Home Other Items Here are some various other items you may find useful for working at home. Surge protector: This is an essential item to have even without a pandemic.  Protect your equipment - just in case!  This one has plenty of outlets for all your electronics at your Work at Home Setup. APC 12-Outlet Surge Protector  Check Micro Center's entire selection of surge protectors Computer anti-bluelight glasses: Blue Light can cause a strain on your eyes; having computer glasses to filter this can help reduce this strain during those work or school hours. HornetTek Anti Blue Light Computer Glasses Check Micro Center's entire selection of blue light glasses Laptop stands: These can raise your computer to an ergonomic viewing height, and typically has some extra flexibility to get the right viewing angle.  Allsop Metal Art Adjustable Laptop Stand Uncaged Ergonomics WorkEZ Executive Laptop Cooling Stand Check Micro Center's entire selection of laptop stands Speakers: In case you want to play some music, or just need to listen to something and don’t want to use headphones or a headset, you can add some speakers to your PC through USB/3.5mm jack or Bluetooth. Redragon GS500 Stentor PC Gaming Speakers JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker  Check Micro Center's entire selection of computer speakers Microsoft Office / Office365: We have to mention Office here as you may need it to type up documents, work on spreadsheets, or perhaps need Microsoft Outlook!  Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 Microsoft Office Home and Business Microsoft 365 Personal - 15 Months, 1 Person 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Any recommendations? Is there any items you use that help you with your work or school productivity?  Let us know in the comments!   We hope this guide helps you select the correct tools for your work or learn from home setup!   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to turn your Raspberry Pi Zero into a Webcam — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Hobby Boards & Projects How to turn your Raspberry Pi Zero into a Webcam Minoso admin May 2020 edited June 2020 in Hobby Boards & Projects We all know how hard it can be sourcing a webcam right now, and while there are some alternatives like the Wyze Cam V2 we did a guide on, here’s another fun one, especially for those of you who are DIY inclined! In this guide we will work through converting a Raspberry Pi Zero into a webcam that you can plug in as if it were made to come that way. There are two different methods: a simple one using a pre-made kit Micro Center created, and a do-it-yourself guide for those of you who want see exactly how it all works The method using the pre-made image is the simpler of the two, because we have already created a custom Raspbian OS image with all the coding and setup done already for this purpose. Pretty much all you have to do is download it, write it to a microSD card, then put it all together and plug it in. Click here to be taken to the guide using our pre-made image The DIY guide is much more in depth, and will cover everything needed to do this from scratch. All the steps used in the DIY guide are what we used to make the custom image ourselves, so if you want to do all the coding and see how it works, you can take it step by step.  Click here to be taken to the DIY guide 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 edited June 2020 How to set up the Raspberry Pi Zero W Webcam using our premade Image If you're new to Raspberry Pi doing something like this may seem a little daunting at first. As such, Micro Center decided to create a custom Raspbian image with everything already configured for you. You just need to assemble it, install the software, and you'll be good to go! Hardware you will need: Any Pi Zero model Pi camera Raspberry Pi Zero Case USB Type-A to Micro USB Type-B cable Windows PC SD card adapter (If your computer does not have one) microSD card Software you will need: Raspberry Pi Imager (Download and install) Custom Raspbian image (Save for later) Bonjour Services (Download and install) IP Camera Adapter (Download and install. Ignore any errors saying a module failed to install, just press ignore and finish the installation.) Preparing our custom image for the Pi: Note: Micro Center did have some pre-made kits available for purchase in store, with all the hardware included, along with a microSD card that already has the Raspbian image on it. If you purchased that kit, skip down to Assembling the Pi.  Insert the microSD card into your computer. You may need a USB microSD card reader if your system doesn’t have an SD card slot built-in Open Raspberry Pi Imager and select Choose OS Scroll to the bottom and choose Use custom. Navigate to where you downloaded our custom Raspbian image, select picam.zip and click open. Select your microSD card (MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE RIGHT ONE – Selecting the wrong one could result in data loss) Select Write, this will flash the microSD card and verify it. Once this process is done, you'll get a prompt letting you know it can be removed from the computer. Remove your SD card and insert it into your Pi. Assembling the Pi First we need to assemble everything. Our Pi case comes with a few swappable top pieces, but we are going to be using the top with a hole in the middle. 1. Take your Pi camera and detach the cable that comes with it. To do this, you must push up both sides as shown below. 2. Lightly pull the cable out. Now we need to insert the cable that came with our case. 3. Insert the larger side of the cable into the camera interface with the pins facing the same side as the camera. 4. Push the piece back down so that it locks the cable in place. 5. Now unlock the Pi’s camera interface and insert the smaller end of the cable. The pins should be facing the back side of the Pi. 6. Once we have the cable pushed in, lock it down as we did with the camera interface. Put in the microSD card, then we can insert our Pi into our case. (It may be a tight fit, that is normal). Insert it so the ports on the PI match up with the holes in the case. The Pi should lock in place and fit snug in our case by pushing it down, there are a few pegs that line up with the holes on each corner of the Pi. The cable may need to be bent to fit in, but don’t worry about that, the cables are made to handle this. Now grab the top we mentioned earlier and fit the camera into it. It will only fit one way, so once we have that seated, we can pull the top onto the pi to finish assembling the case. The final product should look like this before closing the lid.    7. We need to download IP Camera Adapter 3.1. Go to https://ip-webcam.appspot.com/ and click download, then run the .msi file it downloads. If it pops an error saying a module failed to install just press ignore and finish the installation. Now we just need to open it up and point it to our Pi. Type camera adapter into your taskbar and open Configure IP Camera Adapter 8. In the Camera feed URL, type or copy/paste raspberrypi.local:8080/?action=stream and click Apply and OK.  If this works, it’s time to test this out for real! Open up your app of choice.  If using Skype, make sure you download the standalone desktop client from https://www.skype.com/en/ (Microsoft Camera and other default Windows 10 apps cannot see our MJPEG camera device, so the built-in version of Skype in Windows 10 will not work). Make sure your camera is set to MJPEG Camera to show you the proper feed. Once set, you’ll see the Pi Camera and that’s it. Enjoy your webcam! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 edited June 2020 DIY Pi Zero Webcam Setup For those of you who want to learn how to do the setup yourself, this is a comprehensive guide that will walk you through all the steps to turn your Raspberry Pi Zero into a webcam. This is the same process we used to create the microSD cards in the pre-made bundle. We'll go over all the software and tools used, as well as how to configure the Raspbian OS properly to make it all work.  Hardware you will need: Any Pi Zero model Pi camera Raspberry Pi Zero Case USB Type-A to Micro USB Type-B cable Windows PC SD card adapter (If your computer does not have one) microSD card Software you will need: From your PC (we are using a PowerSpec running Windows 10 Pro for ours) navigate to https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_lite_latest  and download Raspian Lite.  This will download a zip file containing the operating system for the Raspberry Pi Zero. We will be using Etcher to burn our Raspbian image to our microSD card. Etcher will work on Windows, Linux, and macOS and can be downloaded from here https://www.balena.io/etcher A video chat program that supports changing the camera (Skype, Zoom, Discord, etc).  You may also need  to download Bonjour services. If your system doesn’t have these installed you won’t be able to connect to the Pi Zero. Bonjour services can be downloaded here: https://download.info.apple.com/Mac_OS_X/061-8098.20100603.gthyu/BonjourPSSetup.exe Preparing the microSD card for the Pi: 1. Insert the microSD card into your computer. You may need a USB microSD card reader if your system doesn’t have an SD card slot built-in 2. Open Etcher and press Select image 3. Navigate to where you downloaded the Raspbian Lite image, select the .zip file and click open 4. Select your microSD card (MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE RIGHT ONE – Selecting the wrong one could result in data loss) 5. Click Flash! Then click OK on the User Account Control prompt. This may take a few minutes to complete depending on your hardware, maybe go grab a coffee while you wait.    6. Eject the microSD card/drive and re-insert it. 7. A new drive should appear called Boot.  If it does not automatically open, navigate to File Explorer or My Computer and open the drive (it should be listed on the left). We need to modify two specific files: cmdline.txt and config.txt Note:  If you are prompted to format the drive click cancel.  You may also be prompted telling you the drive is not accessible, if so hit OK.  8. Right-click and open config.txt with Wordpad and add this to the bottom: dtoverlay=dwc2. Make sure you save before you close it. Or… You can copy the snippet of code below and paste it in replacing what is in your file. # For more options and information see # http://rpf.io/configtxt # Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode #hdmi_safe=1 # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible # and your display can output without overscan #disable_overscan=1 # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border #overscan_left=16 #overscan_right=16 #overscan_top=16 #overscan_bottom=16 # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus # overscan. #framebuffer_width=1280 #framebuffer_height=720 # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output #hdmi_force_hotplug=1 # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA) #hdmi_group=1 #hdmi_mode=1 # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in # DMT (computer monitor) modes #hdmi_drive=2 # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or # no display #config_hdmi_boost=4 # uncomment for composite PAL #sdtv_mode=2 #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default. #arm_freq=800 # Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces #dtparam=i2c_arm=on #dtparam=i2s=on #dtparam=spi=on # Uncomment this to enable infrared communication. #dtoverlay=gpio-ir,gpio_pin=17 #dtoverlay=gpio-ir-tx,gpio_pin=18 # Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835) dtparam=audio=on [pi4] # Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d  max_framebuffers=2 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=PARTUUID=738a4d67-02 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait modules-load=dwc2,g_ether [all] #dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d dtoverlay=dwc2 9.   Next open up cmdline.txt and add this between rootwait and quiet: modules-load=dwc2,g_ether. Save and exit.  Note: If you do not see "quiet" you likely have booted this SD card in the pi.  Just add the code to the end like we did previously 10.   Make sure your folder view in File Explorer allows you to see file extensions. Go to View at the top and check “file name extensions.”   11.   Next, we need to create a new file called SSH With the Boot drive opened, right click anywhere within it, select new and select text document Name the new .txt file SSH, then make sure you delete the .txt extension after it. You’ll get a prompt saying if you change the file name extension, it may be unusable. That’s fine, click Yes to confirm the change. The file should just show as SSH now, this will allow us to connect via SSH once our Pi fully boots. (more on that later)   12.   Eject your microSD card and insert it into your Pi.  Setting up the Camera Now we need to assemble everything. Our Pi case comes with a few swappable top pieces, but we are going to be using the top with a hole in the middle. 13.  Take your Pi camera and detach the cable that comes with it. To do this, you must push up both sides as shown below. 14.   Lightly pull the cable out. Now we need to insert the cable that came with our case. 15.   Insert the larger side of the cable into the camera interface with the pins facing the same side as the camera. 16.   Push the piece back down so that it locks the cable in place. 17.   Now unlock the Pi’s camera interface and insert the smaller end of the cable. The pins should be facing the back side of the Pi. 18.   Once we have the cable pushed in, lock it down as we did with the camera interface.  Now we can insert our Pi into our case. (It may be a tight fit, that is normal). Insert it so the connectors match the ports on the case. The Pi should lock in place and fit snug in our case by pushing it down, there are a few pegs that line up with the holes on each corner of the Pi. The cable may need to be bent to fit in, but don’t worry about that, the cables are made to handle this. Now grab the top we mentioned earlier and fit the camera into it. It will only fit one way, so once we have that seated, we can pull the top onto the pi to finish assembling the case. The final product should look like this before closing the lid.    19.   Now it’s time to boot up our Pi for the first time. We need to plug our USB to microUSB cable into the computer and into our Pi. Since our Pi has two micro USB ports, we will be using the port closest to the middle so we can SSH into it from our computer. SSH is how we interface with the Pi over a data connection, think of it like a gateway to our terminal. Since Windows doesn’t have an SSH client, we will need to download one. The most common SSH client is known as Putty, and it can be downloaded here: https://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/w64/putty.exe  Make sure you save it somewhere you can easily access it, as this is not an installer, it’s a standalone .exe file so you can run it from anywhere. Once its downloaded, run it and you will see a screen like this:                                                                20. Yours will be empty if this is your first time opening it. First, we need to create a new connection. To do this, type a name for your pi into the saved sessions box, then type raspberrypi.local into the hostname box and click save. If done correctly you will see your new saved session below the saved sessions box.  21. Double click on the name you gave it and you should now be presented with a warning of a potential security breach.  This is normal to see if this is your first time connecting to your Pi. Once you click yes, it will not pop up again. Now it’s time to sign into your Pi. Raspbian’s default user is pi and default password is raspberry. While typing your password, it won’t show you anything on the screen. This is done for security reasons, so enter raspberry and press enter and you’ll be logged into your Pi. Now we need a network to continue. 22. With your Pi still powered on and connected to our computer, search in the taskbar for network status and open Network Status. You can also click your Start Button, go to Settings, then open Network and Internet and you’ll be in the status menu. Click Change adapter options and a new window will open up and show you all of your network adapters. One of them will have “USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget” under the name. Remember which connection show that because that is the connection to our Pi. My pi’s connection name is Ethernet 4 and my primary internet connection is named Ethernet 1. 23. Right click on your primary internet adapter and click properties. At the top you will see sharing. Click this and check the top box to allow other network users to connect through it and select your Pi’s connection. Click ok to close the window. Now unplug the pi and plug it back in. This will reboot your Pi and share your connection. This will also terminate our SSH session. For now, we will close Putty. Note: If you are familiar with Linux, you can bring the interface down and back up, but for the sake of simplicity, we will just unplug and plug it back in. 24. It may take up to 90 seconds for our Pi to fully reload. Open Putty again and double click our sessions name to log back in. Same details as last time, pi for username and raspberry for password.  Now we can move onto installing the required software. Type the following command and hit enter: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cmake git libjpeg8-dev -y 25. After our above command finishes, we need to type and run sudo raspi-config and navigate to interfacing options. Select Camera and enable it. Navigate to finish and press enter to save everything. It will ask to reboot, select yes and let it reboot, then restart Putty.  26. Now we need to get mjpg-streamer. We will be using this to stream our webcam via our network on the Pi. Run the following command: git clone https://github.com/jacksonliam/mjpg-streamer 27. Once that finishes, run this command: cd mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer-experimental && make && sudo make install  28. Once that command finishes, we need to run a test to ensure it works. While in the ~/mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer/experimental directory, run this command: mjpg_streamer -i input_uvc.so -o output_http.so 29. If you see a red light on your camera, you’re live! It’s time to set it up so our camera starts automatically when we plug in the Pi. We need to first close out of our running stream. To do this, hold down ctrl and press C. Wait a few minutes and you should see our [email protected]:~ $ line again. If not, hold ctrl and press Z to get back to that line. 30. Now we need to make a script to run at startup. Type and run nano ~/cam.sh, then paste in the following. #!/bin/bash cd /home/pi/mjpg-streamer/mjpg-streamer-experimental mjpg_streamer -i input_uvc.so -o output_http.so Make sure the lines match up exactly as they are listed here. Now hold ctrl and press X. It will ask if you wish to save, press y for yes and enter to save and close. 31. Run the command chmod +x ~/cam.sh , then run the command crontab -e 32. It will ask which editor you prefer, press 1 for nano and enter to confirm. Now you will see our Pi user’s crontab. At the top, press enter to make a new line, and add PATH=~/bin:/usr/bin/:/bin:/usr/local/bin/, then go to the bottom of the file and enter @reboot /home/pi/cam.sh, like so:  PATH=~/bin:/usr/bin/:/bin:/usr/local/bin/ # Edit this file to introduce tasks to be run by cron. # # Each task to run has to be defined through a single line # indicating with different fields when the task will be run # and what command to run for the task # # To define the time you can provide concrete values for # minute (m), hour (h), day of month (dom), month (mon), # and day of week (dow) or use '*' in these fields (for 'any'). # # Notice that tasks will be started based on the cron's system # daemon's notion of time and timezones. # # Output of the crontab jobs (including errors) is sent through # email to the user the crontab file belongs to (unless redirected). # # For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts # at 5 a.m every week with: # 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/ # # For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8) # # m h  dom mon dow   command @reboot /home/pi/cam.sh 33. Just like our cam file, hold ctrl and press X, then hit y and enter to save and exit. Now we just need to reboot the pi to confirm it works. Run sudo reboot and wait for it to reboot. In about 30 seconds, your camera should light up red again. This means our script works and now we can work on getting our camera streaming to our PC. 34. We need to download IP Camera Adapter 3.1. Go to https://ip-webcam.appspot.com/ and click download, then run the .msi file it downloads. If it pops an error saying a module failed to install just press ignore and finish the installation. Now we just need to open it up and point it to our Pi. Type Camera into your taskbar and open Configure IP Camera Adapter 35. Now in the Camera feed URL, enter raspberrypi.local:8080/?action=stream and click Apply and OK.  If this works, it’s time to test this out for real! Open up your app of choice.  If using Skype, make sure you download the standalone desktop client from https://www.skype.com/en/ (Microsoft Camera and other default Windows 10 apps cannot see our MJPEG camera device, so the built-in version of Skype in Windows 10 will not work). Make sure your camera is set to MJPEG Camera to show you the proper feed. Once set, you’ll see the Pi Camera and that’s it. Enjoy your webcam!   1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 We also have another Raspberry Pi article on our forum. Be sure to check it out! 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