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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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    IVPort V2 Raspberry Pi Camera Multiplexer
    https://www.tindie.com/products/ivmech/ivport-v2-raspberry-pi-camera-multiplexer/?utm_source=hackaday&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=fromstore

    “IVport V2″ is compatible with Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 (8MP version).

    IVPORT V2 is compatible with Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 with 8MP SONY IMX219 Sensor

    IVPORT and IVPORT V2 which are the first Raspberry Pi (also Raspberry Pi A,A+,B+ and Raspberry Pi 2,3 fully compatible) Camera Module multiplexer is designed to make possible connecting more than one camera module to single CSI camera port on Raspberry Pi. Multiplexing can be controlled by 3 pins for 4 camera modules, 5 pins for 8 camera modules and 9 pins for maximum up to 16 camera modules with using GPIO.

    IVPort has already been preferred by NASA, Sony, Nikon, Amazon, ESA, MIT Lab, Spacetrex Lab, well known company research centers and numerous different universities.

    IVPort Almost Stereo Capture and Video Multiplexing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4JZN7Y0d2o&feature=emb_logo

    Almost stereo capture with using capture sequence. Two camera modules are connected to IVPort and capture started with using Raspberry Pi 2 and Sandisk Ultra SD Card.

    IVPort which is the first Raspberry Pi (also Raspberry Pi A,A+,B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 fully compatible) Camera Module multiplexer is designed to make possible connecting more than one camera module to single CSI camera port on Raspberry Pi.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Quick And Dirty Digital Conversion For Analog SLR
    https://hackaday.com/2019/11/14/quick-and-dirty-digital-conversion-for-analog-slr/

    The unarguable benefits of digital photography has rendered the analog SLR obsolete for most purposes. This means that a wide selection of cameras and lenses are available on the second hand market for pennies on the dollar, making them ripe targets for hacking. [drtonis] decided to experiment with a quick and easy digital conversion to an old Canon A-1, and it’s got us excited about the possibilities.

    It’s a simple hack, but a fun one. The SLR is opened up, and the spring plate for holding the film is removed. A Raspberry Pi camera then has its original lens removed, and is placed inside the film compartment. It’s held in with electrical tape, upon a 3mm shim to space it correctly to work with the original optics.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-Analog-Camera-to-partially-Digital/

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Camrd Raspberry Pi-Powered Rugged Camera Offers Smart Object Recognition, Waste Tracking
    https://www.hackster.io/news/camrd-raspberry-pi-powered-rugged-camera-offers-smart-object-recognition-waste-tracking-5fee5ee494fc

    Designed to be fully rugged, the Camrd includes standalone base camera or object recognition capabilities.

    Environmentalist Paul Kinsella has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Camrd Camera, a Raspberry Pi-powered outdoor camera with object recognition capabilities and up to a 220-degree field of vision.

    Inside the ruggedized and weatherproof housing of the Camrd is a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ board fitted with a 64GB microSD card for both the operating system and to store up to seven days of Full HD (1080p) video footage. The camera module, meanwhile, is placed behind a choice of 160 degree or 220 degree fish-eye lenses — themselves protected by a water-resistant glass dome.

    Control of the camera system comes through a web portal, capable of pulling recorded or live video and still images as well as installing software updates

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