Raspberry Pi camera module goes on sale

News on the the Raspberry Pi camera module (5MP sensor at $25) has been around since earlier this year. Raspberry Pi camera module goes on sale article tells that THE CAMERA MODULE for the Raspberry Pi pocket computer is now available for order through RS Components and Premier Farnell/Element14. Documentation on how to set up the camera can be found on raspberrypi.org blog. This looks like an interesting addition to Raspberry Pi.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    DIY Video Microscopy
    https://hackaday.com/2019/10/16/diy-video-microscopy/

    He settled on the Raspberry-Pi route. The Pi and a hard disk were attached directly to the frame of the microscope, and a VGA display connected via a converter. Finally, the Pi camera was jury-rigged to one of the eyepieces using some foam. It’s a quick and dirty hack, and not the best solution, but it works well for [voidnill] since he wanted to keep the original microscope intact.

    The standard Pi camera has a wide angle lens. It is designed to capture a large image and converge it on to the small sensor area. Converting it to macro mode is possible, but requires a hack. The lens is removed and ‘flipped over’, and fixed at a distance away from the sensor – usually with the help of an extension tube. This allows the lens to image a very small area and focus it on the (relatively) large sensor. This hack is used in the “OpenFlexure” microscope project

    EDUVAL 4 DDR Mikroskop mit Raspberry Pi Update
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehU6QjHHMfw

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Build an Ultra-Affordable Digital Microscope Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W
    Microscopes aren’t just for biologists, and makers can find many practical uses for them.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/build-an-ultra-affordable-digital-microscope-using-a-raspberry-pi-zero-w-f4a118ea0897

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