Arduino ArduCam – Save Images to SD Card

The ArduCam can store pictures to an SD for your Arduino projects.


  • In memorysaver.h set the ArduCam and module that you are using.
  • ArduCam uses SPI and I2C so the SD Module or Shield must allow for it work work properly. The standard SD Shield works, but an SD module may not.
  • The SD_CS pin needs to be set to what is sued for the SD Shield/ Module. The standard is 10, but the sketch is set to 9 and must be edited.
  • Example used in Demo was – ArduCam_Mini_2MP_Plus_Multi_Capture2SD
  • Remember that the JPEG pictures are named based off of standard numbering starting with 1 everytime the Arduino resets. If you reboot your Arduino the new pictures will overwrite the old ones.




  1. Hey Eli, I am a scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center. I work with the VEGGIE and Advanced Plant Habitat group. Much like the movie the Martian, we are growing crops in space and preparing to grow on the moon and Mars. We have one off experiments that need control, datalogging, automation, and I’m trying to use Arduino to fill in the gaps. But Im totally learning.

    I wanted you to know that I am using your tutorials and they will be used in our research. I thought that would be a cool thing to share. 🙂

    You saved me a ton of work man! I am so thankful. As I customize my setup to meet the requirements of my experiment, I’m gonna rummage thought your videos to help me get there.

    I invite you to check out what Im up to, in particular with the The Space Chile Challenge. I need a place to test my new time laps camera and datalogger. Ill set it up in my challenge plants and do a cool post showing who taught me how to do it.

    Anyway, I totally related to you. Thank you so much for making these videos.

    Jacob Torres
    Scientist NASA Kennedy Space Center

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