You can purchase a Telraam in either of these ways:
Information on the RPI-CAM V2 camera module used by Telraam:
All ready? Use the registration button to connect your Telraam to the Telraam network. There you will find step by step help with assembly.
This film will help you on your way! (only in Dutch for now)
- Black box
- Raspberry Pi (miniature computer)
- Raspberry Pi power cable
- SD card in adapter
- Camera holder
- Cable to connect camera to black box
- Three types of adhesive tape: black, double-sided and normal adhesive tape
- Anti-reflection sheet
- Information form
Putting software onto the SD card
It is now time to install the software for your Telraam. You just need to follow a simple, straightforward procedure. First your download the Telraam software to your own computer (it is supplied as a large ZIP file). Then you download a small utility program which you can then use to install the Telraam software directly onto your SD card. Step by step:
- Download the Telraam software
- Download Etcher (a program to write data onto an SD card)
- Write the Telraam software to the SD card
Step 1: download the Telraam software
For info: Telraam is supplied as a compressed image file that can be written straight onto the SD card. It contains a version of Linux specially designed for the Raspberry Pi, preconfigured to run the Telraam software automatically on start-up. It therefore needs no screen, mouse or keyboard.
Step 2: download Etcher
Etcher is a program which you can use to copy the Telraam software in step 1 from your computer to your SD card. It works on Windows, Linux and MacOS.
You can download Etcher here. Choose the right version for your operating system.
Step 3: write the Telraam software to the SD card
Put your SD card into the SD card reader on your computer (ignore any message that you get) and start the Etcher program. Click on "Select image".
Find and select the large ZIP file that you downloaded to your computer in step 1.
In Etcher, click on “Select drive".
Select your SD card from the list.
Click on "Flash!"
Etcher then starts to write the large file to your SD card and check it. Depending on the speed of your SD card reader, this can take from half an hour to several hours. Wait until Etcher has completely finished.
When everything is ready, you can close Etcher, remove the SD card from your computer and put it into your Raspberry Pi.
Assembling Telraam in three main steps
Step 1: The black box
- Fit the Raspberry Pi into the black box. Make sure that the 4 little pins on the Raspberry Pi click into the black box.
- Take the Micro SD card out of the adapter
- Insert the Micro SD card into the Raspberry Pi in the correct direction. Check the instruction video if necessary.
Step 2: The camera
- Connect the camera cable to the camera
- Fit the camera into the holder Be careful of the four pins. Insert the cable through the slot in the holder. Fit the cover onto the camera holder, but do not yet click it completely closed. The piece used to adjust the angle of the holder still has to be pushed in between. Then click the camera holder fully together, with the angle piece inserted.
- Plug the camera cable into the Raspberry Pi. The metal strip on the cable must touch the metal in the connection to the Raspberry Pi. Click the cable home.
Step 3: The camera cable
- Close the black box so that it clicks shut.
- Colour the camera cable black (using adhesive tape or marker).
- Put double-sided adhesive tape on the black box, camera cable and camera holder. Do not stick the Telraam to the window yet.
- Plug the power cable into the black box.
Your Telraam is ready!