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Building Things with Raspberry Pi

Building Things with Raspberry Pi

This weekend I will be letting my first 'product' loose on the public, at the Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage.

It's a kind of digital camera, which produces animations of its subject - and it's primarily designed to take self-portraits.

The project bagan as a hazy idea a few months ago, as I got to grips with the Staithes Festival website, and subsequent programme. I've worked with the Festival Committee for a number of years now, and they sounded keen when I initially suggested my idea to them.

Fast forward to the present day and the hardware is designed and works and I've had some great help from Gareth at Makersmith near Scarborough who has produced the cabinet for the camera.

I'll be collecting the cabinet on Wednesday when I hope to get everything put together so I can finally show friends and family the finished design, and get everything ready for the Festival which begins on Friday.

This has been my first attempt at building something with a Raspberry Pi and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I've found it much easier than building with Arduino boards as I have done in the past. Though I think this is partly due to having a very clear idea of what I wanted to achieve before I started building.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the camera gets used over the weekend, and what kind of images it produces. I'll post some of my favourites next week, as well as images of the device in use.

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