If you found yourself here on GadgetFactory.net, chances are you’re interested in open-source hardware and what’s going on in the biz. We’re kind of in love with the Raspberry Pi and want to help you keep up with all the coolness:
There’s a new video camera attachment for the Raspberry Pi that debuted at the 2012 Electronica show in Munich, Germany last week. It is slated to be available for purchase in early 2013, and is a “5 megapixel camera phone sensor that plugs into the Raspberry Pi via the onboard camera connector interface. Using CSI for data and I2C for control, the camera module will allow users to record 1080p at 30 frames per second in H264 video format.” (Quoted from DesignSpark) The above video shows the camera in action at it’s first public demo, and the Internet community is already coming up with project ideas for the module – everything from robotics applications to security systems to augmented reality software has been suggested. The pricing on the camera is expected to be about $25 USD, or about as expensive as the Raspberry Pi itself.
There are a ton of possibilities for this little add-on. So, to the Raspberry Pi users in our audience, what kinds of projects do you think you might try with the camera? Be creative! The comments section is all yours.