DIY Digital Camera

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The Raspberry Pi can be used for quite advanced projects - imagine taking photos with a camera that you made yourself! This project from Adafruit Learning System shows you how to create your own point-and-shoot digital camera, using only four pieces of hardware. This camera also has the option of using WiFi and Dropbox to send your photos to another device.

Parts List

1: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB Project Board

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Other Parts

2: PiTFT Plus Assembled 320x240 2.8" TFT + Resistive Touchscreen
The display and touchscreen uses the hardware SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there's 4 slim tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. For example, you can use one as a power on/off button. See below for the link to get the optional tact switches, they're not included....
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3: Raspberry Pi Camera Board
The board itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 20mm x 9mm. It also weighs just over 3g, making it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and weight are important. It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable. The camera is connected to the BCM2835 processor on the Pi via the CSI bus, a higher bandwidth link which carries pixel data from the camera back to the processor. This bus travels along the ribbon cable that attaches the camera board to the Pi. The sensor itself h...
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4: SD Memory Card
It comes with a SD adapter so you can use it with any of our shields or adapters! Preformatted to FAT so it works out of the box with our projects. Tested and works great with our Wave shield, Data logger shield and GPS shield, and micro-SD adapter as well as any other device in the Adafruit shop that uses (micro)-SD cards!
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5: WiFi Adapter (Optional)
Make your Internet of Things device cable-free by adding WiFi. Take advantage of the Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone's USB port to add a low cost, but high-reliability wireless link. We tried half a dozen modules to find one that works well with the Pi and Bone without the need of recompiling any kernels: its supported by the Bone's Angstrom/Debian installation that comes with each Bone as well as Raspbian and just about any other modern Pi operating system. You'll have wireless Inte...
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6: USB Battery Pack (Optional)
Inside is a 4400mAh lithium ion battery, a charging circuit (you charge it via the USB cable attached), and a boost converters that provides 5VDC up to 1 Amp via a USB A port. The 1 Amp output is key for when you want to power the Pi, wifi adapters, maybe even small displays. We hooked it up to a 2.5" NTSC display (powered from the Pi's 5V breakout lines), wireless keyboard/mouse and a small WiFi dongle and it hummed along just fine as a mini computing setup!...
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DIY Digital Camera
Build your own digital camera with Raspberry Pi. This advanced project allows you to create a functional camera with optional WiFi connectivity!