Is there a cheap webcam or webcam cape for BeagleBone Black that I can get or make?

There’s no way I’m going to pay eighty dollars for this one: BoardZoo

Is there a solution that is a lot cheaper?

A $30 USB camera?


Would the Android OS recognize it?

no, stock Android does not recognize USB cameras, but neither does it recognize other v4l2 based cameras. You need to provide/write a HAL module to make your camera known to the Android system.

there are patches flying around that teach Android how to operate v4l2 cameras, Google is your friend.


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yes. you can use cheap usb webcams. try this tutorial.