Camera control via shutter release cable

Many cameras have a 2.5mm audio jack in the side for a remote shutter release cable, and it can be used to wake up the camera if it has gone into power-save move and also take pictures. For now, I have only tested this against the Canon Rebel XSi, but it looks like the same accessory that works for that camera will also work on most of the Canon DSLRs out there. Much of what I figured out was with the help ...

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Webcam over 3G with Raspberry PI

Description This project was about a personal challenge that my Dad asked me to do it. Everything started more than one year ago when I was trying to do it with Arduino but I lost a lot of time because I couldn't make everything works as fast as Raspberry does. I decided to move on Raspberry PI and everything became easy and fast, in a few days I had made 70% of the project. Let's talk about the project, my ...

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Linux-powered quadrocoptor has three cameras

A startup called Pleiades is over a third the way to its Kickstarter goal for funding a hackable Linux quadrocopter that starts at $520. Spiri, which runs Ubuntu Linux with Robot Operating System (ROS) extensions on a dual-core Freescale ARM SoC, is an airborne craft that uses three cameras and a variety of sensors to navigate autonomously. At publication time, Pleiades had pulled in about $40,000 in fundin ...

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3D camera (with Raspberry Pi)

Although 3D camera's are usually said to be really intricate, hence their price, it turned out the basic principles aren't really that difficult to replicate. Granted it is troublesome to get the quality of professional products, compared to their cost, this is a neat homebuilt alternative. Built your own for less than $100 (depending on desired quality and amount of parts already owned). It uses 2 usb webc ...

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Raspberry PI: Connecting a HD44780 Display over I2C Bus

some application, i.e. XBMC can show informations on a display by using LCDproc as driver. This post describes a way to connect a HD44780 display to a Raspberry PI  by i2c bus. Let’s start with the physical layer. This is the overview schematic on how to connect the display to a Raspberry PI. Based on these I developed small board with a 6 Pin header which is Pin compatible to the Raspberry PI. So a simple ...

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Easiest Raspberry Pi Camera Mount Ever

I bought the camera for the Raspberry Pi, and the after market mount just didn't suit my taste. At the same time I also bought a clam-shell case (~$6) I was padding the bill for free delivery, looking at the case it seemed that it could fit inside with a little work, make that very little work. So here is what you need. 1. Raspberry pi clam shell case (name your vendor or ebay, and pick your color) 2. Doubl ...

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Raspberry media player casing

Look at this Raspberry board. Its is a good choice if you want to make your own internet and multimedia station to play HD movies, browse on the web watch Youtube trailers listen your MP3 collections for literally peanuts. All you need to do, plug all the cables to they sockets, upload the software and good to go. So just plug in an SD card, HDMI cable, LAN cable, USB cable, audio cable, and the power cable ...

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Old PC Accessories + Raspberry PI = DoorCam & surveillance Kit

Step 1: You will need Raspberry PI B (this project is based on B+ model) 5V Raspberry PI power supply A couple of PC speakers TV/Monitor with composite input and its power supply 3.5mm jack to RCA A/V cable Compatible webcam (see at: http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Webcams) Three female/female jumpers Relay 1 channel 5V PIC ARM AVR DSP To make something easy, my webcam is conencted directly to Raspberry PI usb po ...

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Raspberry Pi FPV on RC TerraDrone

My progeny loves operating our Nerf TerraDrone named James. He is able to animate James while trying to stay out of sight so I got the idea of using the Pi Surveillance Project by Michael Castor from the April/May 2015 edition of Make Magazine to make a poor person's FPV. This build will require the usual peripherals for working with the Raspberry Pi (HDMI cable and Monitor) plus an ethernet connection. Her ...

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Raspberry Pi 2 Media Center: Kodi on XBian

Overview This guide walks through the construction and configuration of a home media center from parts to running system. After following these steps, you will have a running Kodi media server on a Raspberry Pi 2 in an Altoids tin case, ready for you to attach a thumb drive or hard drive with your media. These steps detail the method I used in my build with the hardware and software choices I made, but ther ...

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