So what I'm trying to do is use the ArduCAM OV2640 (2MP Mini) to take a timelapse. Of course the first thing I have to do it to get it to take a picture and write it to an SD card. The thing is, the camera works fine by itself, however when I hook up the SD card something happens where the SPI no longer works (I have a general understanding of how SPI works -- not a highly technical understanding though).
So my main question is if it's possible for a device using SPI to 'use up' the entire SPI bus so that other peripheral devices can't interact with the microcontroller?
And if so, is there any software or way to visualize this? Like something that monitors the SPI bus?
And as for how to actually fix the problem, would it be practical to use a shield with a built in SD card module? Or use a logic gate to determine which device to allow access?
I really don't have the greatest understanding of this, so any help would be appreciated.
The common pins between the SD card module and camera are VCC,GND,MISO (pin 12) , MOSI (pin 11), and SCK (pin 13). I have an individual CS pin for each.