Raspberry Pi dog detector (and dopamine booster)

Reading Time: 2 minutes You can always rely on Ryder’s YouTube channel to be full of weird and wonderful makes. This latest offering aims to boost dopamine levels with dog spotting. Looking at dogs makes you happier, right? But you can’t spend all day looking out of the window waiting for a dog to pass, right? Well, a Raspberry…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi dog detector (and dopamine booster)

Add face recognition with Raspberry Pi | Hackspace 38

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s hard to comprehend how far machine learning has come in the past few years. You can now use a sub-£50 computer to reliably recognise someone’s face with surprising accuracy. Although this kind of computing power is normally out of reach of microcontrollers, adding a Raspberry Pi computer to your project with the new High…… Continue reading Add face recognition with Raspberry Pi | Hackspace 38

Raspberry Pi High Quality security camera

Reading Time: 3 minutes DJ from the element14 community shows you how to build a red-lensed security camera in the style of Portal 2 using the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera. The finished camera mounted on the wall Portal 2 is a puzzle platform game developed by Valve — a “puzzle game masquerading as a first-person shooter”, according to…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi High Quality security camera

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera takes photos through thousands of straws

Reading Time: 3 minutes Adrian Hanft is our favourite kind of maker: weird. He’s also the guy who invented the Lego camera, 16 years ago. This time, he spent more than a year creating what he describes as “one of the strangest cameras you may ever hear about.” What? Looks normal from here. Massive, but normal What’s with all…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera takes photos through thousands of straws

3D-printable cases for the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this year, we released the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, a brand-new 12.3 megapixel camera that allows you to use C- and CS-mount lenses with Raspberry Pi boards. We love it. You love it. How do we know you love it? Because the internet is now full of really awesome 3D-printable cases and add-ons…… Continue reading 3D-printable cases for the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

Processing raw image files from a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

Reading Time: 6 minutes When taking photos, most of us simply like to press the shutter button on our cameras and phones so that viewable image is produced almost instantaneously, usually encoded in the well-known JPEG format. However, there are some applications where a little more control over the production of that JPEG is desirable. For instance, you may…… Continue reading Processing raw image files from a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

DSLR Motion Capture with Raspberry Pi and OpenCV

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of our favourite makers, Pi & Chips (AKA David Pride), wanted to see if they could trigger a DSLR camera to take pictures by using motion detection with OpenCV on Raspberry Pi. You could certainly do this with a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, but David wanted to try with his swanky new Lumix…… Continue reading DSLR Motion Capture with Raspberry Pi and OpenCV

Go sailing with this stop-motion 3D-printed boat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shot on a Raspberry Pi Camera Module, this stop-motion sequence is made up of 180 photos that took two hours to shoot and another hour to process. The trick lies in the Camera Module enabling you to change the alpha transparency of the overlay image, which is the previous frame. It’s all explained in the official…… Continue reading Go sailing with this stop-motion 3D-printed boat

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…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera powers up homemade microscope

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