Diagnostics for Camera Connector

Are there any diagnostics for verifying that a camera is connected correctly? It seems that the ribbon cable can easily be put in backward. Can anyone tell me do the silvered edges go inside or outside?

I am trying to use my Jetson Nano to drive a DonkeyCar. I have a working Rasbperry Pi Camera:

SainSmart Wide Angle Fish-Eye Camera Lenses for Raspberry Pi Arduino

…but the Nano does not recognize it.

Hi, do you have the pin list of camera module? You can compare that to below picture to get the correct direction.

I got caught out by this too. The silvered edges go towards the Jetson Nano module i.e. inside.

Also, the older Raspberry Pi camera v1.x is not supported, only the newer v2 camera.

OK, so because the camera didn’t specifically have a “Module v2” in the name it would not work.

This one does make that claim:

Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2-8 Megapixel,1080p
https://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Camera-Module-Megapixel/dp/B01ER2SKFS

So I ordered this one also.

  • Dan

I got a new Module V2 camera and it works great! I put a full writeup here:

https://medium.com/@dmccreary/getting-your-camera-working-on-the-nvida-nano-336b9ecfed3a

The key is that if you don’t see a device at /dev/video0 your camera is not working! Once you see it there everything is working fine.

Thanks to Tommy Gilchrist for setting me straight.