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Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera: Not as Easy as Pie

by Lambert Varias
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The Raspberry Pi has a camera module, but it will still take a lot of work before you can turn it into a user-friendly camera. Ben Heck and his colleague Felix showed us just how good they are at tinkering by making a compact point-and-shoot still camera out of a Raspberry Pi Model B, the Camera module and Adafruit’s PiTFT.

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Ben and Felix started with this:

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And ended with this:

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While Felix set up the necessary software and settings, Ben spent a lot of time desoldering and yanking components out of the Raspberry Pi to make it slimmer, and perhaps even more time manually wiring the new parts like the camera module, microSD port and battery. Then he 3D printed a case for the camera, which you can see in the topmost image.

This is definitely not for beginners, but it’s inspiring to see what you can do with your own hands.

[via The Ben Heck Show via Geeky Gadgets]

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