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Pi Camera

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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:

https://store.publiclab.org/products/raspberry-pi-camera


Questions

Questions can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve.

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
What is an estimated cost for this project? @pdhixenbaugh 9 months ago 3
What are easy and fast ways to get files off a Raspberry Pi? @warren almost 2 years ago 3
Can't access pi camera in Spectral Workbench @lukemcpheters almost 2 years ago 4
How do we improve WiFi signal to a Raspberry Pi while in the air? @warren almost 2 years ago 6
Creating NDVI images with PI no ir V2 @macmuzz about 2 years ago 4
Is a Water Proof Solar Raspberry Pi Camera project viable? @icarito over 2 years ago 10
Uploading images from raspberry pi. @cedarlodge about 3 years ago 12
Lego Spectrometer suitable for studying sunlight? @jsbonillam about 3 years ago 12
Can these filter packages be adapted to Raspberry Pi cameras? @sjmanosalvas over 3 years ago 3
How do I trigger a photo on a Raspberry Pi camera using a button? @warren over 3 years ago 2
How can we set up a Raspberry Pi camera as an ethernet USB device to avoid using WiFi @warren over 3 years ago 5
Can I use a Raspberry Pi with the Pi Noir camera to make NDVI images? @warren over 3 years ago 2
How do I easily set up a Raspberry Pi SD card? @warren over 3 years ago 2
Can we take photos with the Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi camera? @wmacfarl over 3 years ago 2
Can I upgrade a DIY spectrometer with a Raspberry Pi camera? @warren over 4 years ago 10
Getting the spectrometer to work with a Raspberry Pi? @anjohn12 about 5 years ago 6
How do I set a custum white balance of the NoIR modulo cam? @LaPa over 5 years ago 26
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Activities

Activities show how to use this project, step by step.

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
Build a simple aerial photo rig for a Raspberry Pi camera - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Introducing Pi Builder - - @icarito - - 0 replications: Try it »
TetraPi: a well characterized multispectral camera - - @khufkens - - 0 replications: Try it »
Prepare an SD card for a Raspberry Pi camera from scratch - - @warren - - 1 replications: Try it »
Raspberry Pi Camera Rig - - @seankmcginnis - - 1 replications: Try it »
Setting up the Raspberry Pi Camera for Wireless Streaming - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Building a Basic Microscope Stage - - @partsandcrafts - - 0 replications: Try it »
Set up a Raspberry Pi Camera with Pi Builder - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Raspberry Pi-in-the-sky - - @donblair - - 0 replications: Try it »
NDVI from PiNoir with a blue filter - - @carolccarvalho - - 0 replications: Try it »
How To Make Time Lapse Spectrometer - - @LightWaveResearch8000 - - 0 replications: Try it »
Image Sequencer on Raspberry PI - - @tech4gt - - 0 replications: Try it »
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