Sony Playstation EyeToy with Raspberry Pi

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I own a Playstation Eye and wanted to use it as a second camera on my Pi.

How-To

  • Plugin
  • (Boot)
  • Check dmesg for something like this:
[    3.491651] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1415, idProduct=2000, bcdDevice= 1.00
[    3.506960] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[    3.517874] usb 1-1.2: Product: USB Camera-B4.04.27.1
[    3.526393] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
  • or lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1415:2000 Nam Tai E&E Products Ltd. or OmniVision Technologies, Inc. Sony Playstation Eye
Bus 001 Device 003: […]
Bus 001 Device 002: […]
Bus 001 Device 001: […]
  • Install fswebcam
apt-get fswebcam
  • Try it:
fswebcam -d /dev/video0 foo.jpg
  • If this is not your first camera, try video1 and so on…