I ordered my Raspberry Pi camera the day it was release and RS’ site wouldn’t work so I used Farnell. I was please to see they implied the unit would be shipped soon. I wasn’t going to believe them as the last time that happened with the Pi I, like so many others, we still waiting 3 months later.
Anyway, the camera arrived and I managed to find a spare hour to fiddle with it and get it up and running.
Today I put in another hour and mounted the Pi into my Solar charging case, thanks to CottonPickers. Added to that I moved my TextStar LCD Screen which I’ve used before to monitor and control my Pi (standard info and GSM signal info) – thanks to Jeremy Blythe for the original script that I’ve modified over time to suit my needs.
Finally I added the Pi Camera and blu-taked it to the case (See pics)
Quick overview: One of the buttons on the TextStar is configured to call the RasPiStill program and take an image. The default settings and quality are really good for a £25 camera.
This whole setup let me now go out and about with the Pi and Camera all being powered off batteries, being topped up fro
Here is a couple of shots of the case/pi/camera/LCD setup and a couple of test shots from our walk today.
I hope to post more examples and a better setup and walk through if time permits.