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Getting Started: Arducam ToF Camera & CSI-to-HDMI Adapter Set – for Raspberry Pi

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This is a guide specially prepared for the package consisting of an Arducam ToF Camera and CSI-to-HDMI Adapter Set.

About the CSI-to-HDMI adapter set

A CSI-to-HDMI adapter set breaks the length limitations of the MIPI CSI-2 interface and put your ToF camera up to 3~5 meters away from an RPI. No extra software or configuration is needed.


To use the CSI-to-HDMI adapter set, you need to first verify if the ToF camera you choose works properly.

How to Use

Check items against the packing list

Items included in the package:

  • 1 x Arducam ToF Camera
  • 1 x CSI-to-HDMI Adapter Set (containing the following parts)
  • 2 x Adapter Board
  • 2 x Ribbon Flex Cable
  • Screws & Nuts (4xM24 Screw, 4xM2 Hex Nut, 4xM27 Hex Spacer)


Please ignore screws, nuts and spacers for the adapter board while connecting. These are NOT suitable for ToF camera size.

Connecting your HDML cable to the camera and your Raspberry Pi


Turn off your Raspberry Pi and disconnect the power supply before connecting.

csi hdmi connect

Using the Camera

Power your Raspberry Pi on.

Follow each of the steps by running their respective command shown below.

Step 1. Pull the repository.

git clone

Step 2. Change the directory to Arducam_tof_camera

cd Arducam_tof_camera

Step 3. *Installation (Driver, Dependencies, SDK, OpenCV)*


When you see the reboot prompt, enter y. Raspberry Pi will automatically reboot.

Step 4. Compile & run


Once it’s successfully compiled, live camera previews will automatically pop up.