Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Raspberry Pi Embedded in Battery Grip Smartens up DSLR

by Range
Advertisement

Do you use an extra battery grip for your DSLR? Since they can be kind of bulky anyhow, Irish photographer Dave Hunt managed to squeeze a fully-functioning Raspberry Pi SBC inside his detachable battery grip, and programmed it so that it would push the images he takes to his iPad for easy viewing. Sounds pretty awesome to me.

raspberry pi dslr canon battery grip 5d

It’s very useful to have a general purpose computer attached to your digital camera. The pros do it all the time when they do shoots indoors. This setup allows you to check out the photos you have just taken on a portable high resolution screen, an iPad. Dave managed to get this working for his Canon 5D Mark II camera, using the Raspberry Pi, a Wi-Fi dongle and  a Perl script to push the images.

In addition to sending images to the iPad, the on-board computer could be used for everything from remote operation, to rapid image format conversion, to automatically timing time-lapse sequences. If you’ve got the skills, and get  your hands on a Raspberry Pi, then you can the mod for yourself. Dave explains in detail how he went about his hack on his blog.

raspberry pi dslr canon battery grip 5d

raspberry pi dslr canon battery grip 5d

[via Make:]



Win a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

Win a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

LED Triangle Lamp

LED Triangle Lamp

Cryptids Explained

Cryptids Explained

Advertisement
2021 Porsche Panamera Lineup Topped by Turbo S E-Hybrid

2021 Porsche Panamera Lineup Topped by Turbo S E-Hybrid

Ford + Filson Bronco Wildland Fire Rig Is Ready to Help Firefighters

Ford + Filson Bronco Wildland Fire Rig Is Ready to Help Firefighters

Nissan Shuffles 2021 Altima Range and Offers Pricing Details

Nissan Shuffles 2021 Altima Range and Offers Pricing Details

Advertisement