Youbetcha.Buy a Pi 3 and a NoIR Camera Board v2. Make sure you've got a 2.1A USB charger plug with a good quality cable. You'll also need a good micro SD card. Mine all range from 16-64GB. Spend a little more here; a quality card makes a difference. All in all, you should be right there in around $100.
I got a pi 3B+, NoIR Camera Board v2, 3000 mA power, 32 gig micro sd card. I can hardly believe that it already works. I did not fdisk the sd card as it was already loaded with a perfectly-good unix. Output is vivid and quick.I learned XS over time and don't remember the reading I did. WiringPi, which is the backend to RPi::WiringPi which the Raspberry Pi book is based on is an XS module. Most of the code wraps an external C/C++ library, but there is some XS involved. A very trivial XS module I've written is Bit::Manip. There's not much XS there either, but it's a good example of how to present C functions to Perl code, how the files all hang together and such.
It finally covers page 176 of Intermediate Perl to work through it.
Regarding the install, things are moving forward pretty well, but I have run into my first roadblock. I'm getting 404's beginning with this guy:libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev
and it tanks whatever is to follow.
Update:E: Failed to fetch http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/pool/main/ +g/gst-plugins-base1.0/gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0_1.14.4-2_armhf.deb + 404 Not Found [IP: 220.127.116.11 80] E: Failed to fetch http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/pool/main/ +g/gst-plugins-ugly1.0/gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly_1.14.4-1_armhf.deb 4 +04 Not Found [IP: 18.104.22.168 80] E: Failed to fetch http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/pool/main/ +g/gst-plugins-base1.0/libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev_1.14.4-2_armhf +.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 22.214.171.124 80] E: Failed to fetch http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/pool/main/ +g/gst-plugins-bad1.0/gir1.2-gst-plugins-bad-1.0_1.14.4-1+b1_armhf.deb + 404 Not Found [IP: 126.96.36.199 80] E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with + --fix-missing? pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease Get:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease [15.0 +kB] Reading package lists... Done E: Repository 'http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelea +se' changed its 'Suite' value from 'stable' to 'oldstable' N: This must be accepted explicitly before updates for this repository + can be applied. See apt-secure(8) manpage for details.
I've isolated the commands that result in 404-errors:
sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gst-plugins-bad-1.0 sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0 sudo apt-get install libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev
Since the problem seems to be in the plugins department, I thought I might be able to get away with autogen.sh, but no dice:
checking for GST... no configure: error: You need to install or upgrade the GStreamer development packages on your system. On debian-based systems these are libgstreamer1.0-dev and libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev. on RPM-based systems gstreamer1.0-devel, libgstreamer1.0-devel or similar. The minimum version required is 1.0.0. configure failed
I think this brands me as a debian user:
$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Raspbian Description: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Release: 10 Codename: buster $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ buster main contrib non- +free rpi # Uncomment line below then 'apt-get update' to enable 'apt-get source +' #deb-src http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ buster main contrib + non-free rpi $
I took a look around to see what what I could checking both gst-plugins-base1.0 and gstreamer. I seem not to have a lot of elbow grease when it comes to distributions, if it veers off the main path....
Q1) Do I look for newer versions or change my settings?
Thx all for comments,