Pre-Review : Raspberry Pi Camera Module

 

Camera Comes in Anti-Static bag
Camera Comes in Anti-Static bag

The good folks at element14|newark made the long awaited camera module available for the Raspberry Pi this week.  While I was unable to order it in time(the website promptly crashed and stayed offline for the day, and now redirects to a “register your interest” placeholder page), my girlfriend was able to snag one.

Camera out of bag
Camera out of bag
Camera Close Up
Camera Close Up

This, friends, is highly sought-after accessory for the Raspberry Pi.  Raspberry Pi is already aimed at making small, portable, computer starting at $35, this $25 accessory now makes this bundle an affordable observation/security camera project for DIYers.

Camera Connected
Camera Connected
Camera ribbon orientation
Camera ribbon orientation

Personally, the best selling point for Raspberry Pi Camera module comes to the following reasons:

  1. Price : $25 + (well, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi + SD card + power source)
  2. Resolution : 5MP(max) 1080p(max)
  3. Size : about a postage stamp! …+Raspberry Pi, which is a little larger than a credit card + size of battery/power source(size unknown???)

This makes it a prime candidate for experiments and projects – and at the price that I can be brave and experimental with.  Hey, when you fund your own projects, money management is important!

 

At the moment, I do not have any particular project(s) in mind for this, but it does give me ideas!

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