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Machine vision with low-cost camera modules

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you’re interested in embedded machine learning (TinyML) on the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense, you’ll have found a ton of on-board sensors — digital microphone, accelerometer, gyro, magnetometer, light, proximity, temperature, humidity and color — but realized that for vision you need to attach an external camera. In this article, we will show you […]

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Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera powers up homemade microscope

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wow, DIY-Maxwell, wow. This reddit user got their hands on one of our new Raspberry Pi High Quality Cameras and decided to upgrade their homemade microscope with it. The brains of the thing are also provided by a Raspberry Pi. Key features Raspberry Pi OS 8 MegaPixel CMOS camera (Full HD 30 fps video) Imaging […]

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An open source camera stack for Raspberry Pi using libcamera

Reading Time: 6 minutes Since we released the first Raspberry Pi camera module back in 2013, users have been clamouring for better access to the internals of the camera system, and even to be able to attach camera sensors of their own to the Raspberry Pi board. Today we’re releasing our first version of a new open source camera […]

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New book: The Official Raspberry Pi Camera Guide

Reading Time: 3 minutes To coincide with yesterday’s launch of the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, Raspberry Pi Press has created a new Official Camera Guide to help you get started and inspire your future projects. The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Connecting a High Quality Camera turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful digital camera. This 132-page book […]

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Using Raspberry Pi for deeper learning in education

Reading Time: 7 minutes Using deeper learning as a framework for transformative educational experiences, Brent Richardson outlines the case for a pedagogical approach that challenges students using a Raspberry Pi. From the latest issue of Hello World magazine — out today! A benefit of completing school and entering the workforce is being able to kiss standardised tests goodbye. That […]

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Raspberry Pi 3 baby monitor | Hackspace magazine #26

Reading Time: 7 minutes You might have a baby/dog/hamster that you want to keep an eye on when you’re not there. We understand: they’re lovely, especially hamsters. Here’s how HackSpace magazine contributor Dr Andrew Lewis built a Raspberry Pi baby cam to watch over his small creatures… When a project is going to be used in the home, it […]

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Retrofit a vintage camera flash with a Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wanting to break from the standard practice of updating old analogue cameras with digital technology, Alan Wang decided to retrofit a broken vintage camera flash with a Raspberry Pi Zero W to produce a video-capturing action cam. Raspberry Pi Zero Flash Cam Video Test Full story of this project: https://www.hackster.io/alankrantas/raspberry-pi-zero-flash-cam-359875 By hacking a somewhat gnarly […]

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Record the last seven seconds of everything you see

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever witnessed something marvellous but, by the time you get your camera out to record it, the moment has passed? Johan Link‘s Film in the Past hat-mounted camera is here to save the day! Record the past As 18-year-old student Johan explains, “Imagine you are walking in the street and you see a meteorite […]

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LoRa security camera detects and transmits trespasser data

Reading Time: 2 minutes LoRa security camera detects and transmits trespasser data Arduino Team — July 4th, 2019 Security cameras are a great way to deter theft and vandalism, but what if the camera is out of WiFi range, or otherwise would need long cables to transmit pictures? As explained here, Tegwyn Twmffat has an interesting solution–taking advantage of […]

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Capture cinematic shots with this object-tracking camera slider

Reading Time: 2 minutes Capture cinematic shots with this object-tracking camera slider Arduino Team — April 23rd, 2019 When filming your projects—or day-to-day life—static shots can be fun, but having a moving perspective often looks even better. The challenge is keeping the camera pointed at your subject, which maker Saral Tayal addresses with his automated slider. This Arduino Uno-controlled […]

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Instaframe: image recognition meets Instagram

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bringing the digital photo frame into an even more modern age than the modern age it already resides in, Sean Tracey uses image recognition and social media to update his mother on the day-to-day happenings of her grandkids. Sharing social media content “Like every grandmother, my mum dotes on her grandchildren (the daughter and son of […]

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Stereoscopic photography with StereoPi and a Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes StereoPi allows users to attached two Camera Modules to their Raspberry Pi Compute Module — it’s a great tool for building stereoscopic cameras, 360º monitors, and virtual reality rigs. StereoPi draft 1 No Description My love for stereoscopic photography goes way back My great-uncle Eric was a keen stereoscopic photographer and member of The Stereoscopic Society. […]

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Bike dashcam from RaspiTV

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s that time of year again: Pi Towers is locking its doors as we all scoot off into the night to spend some time with our families. There will be a special post on Christmas Day for people who have been given a new Raspberry Pi and need some pointers for getting started. Normal service […]

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Rescuing old cine film with Raspberry Pi Zero

Reading Time: 4 minutes When Electrical Engineer Alan Platt was given the task of converting old cine film to digital footage for his father-in-law’s 70th birthday, his first instinct was to look online. “There are plenty of companies happy to convert old films”, he explains, “but they are all extremely expensive. In addition, you have to send your original […]