This page collects different ways to use Raspberry Pi computer boards (and related boards) to make small, cheap, lightweight cameras for different purposes, including #aerial-mapping, #balloon-mapping, #kite-mapping, #timelapse and #spectrometry.
Raspberry Pi Simple Camera Kit
We've been working on some software for this widely used mini camera-and-computer in a tiny box (especially the lightweight "Zero W" model) to make it available with a pre-flashed SD card that turns this into a ready-to-use WiFi enabled camera. This gets over many of the barriers of using the regular Raspberry Pi kit and having to do a lot of programming/installing to get it running.
We've managed to get a plug and play version running! Just plug it in using a Micro USB cable (or battery pack) and it'll create a WiFi network called "00PiCamera" -- password "publiclab" -- which you can log into from your phone or laptop. You'll quickly see streaming video, be able to take photos, timelapses, or videos, do motion triggered capture, and more:
Questions can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve.
Activities show how to use this project, step by step.
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- Camera module http://m.e-cantonfair.com/#/product/552106
- Focus tricks https://raspi.tv/2013/adapt-your-raspberry-pi-camera-for-close-up-use
- Very detailed documentation https://elinux.org/Rpi_Camera_Module