Saturday, September 17, 2016

Holiday Pi Movie Camera #celebratephotography

from Holiday Pi Movie Camera #celebratephotography
by Stephanie

Holiday Pi Movie Camera Hackster io

We’re diggin’ this project from John Sichi on hackster.io:

When I was a kid, my sister and I used to have a lot of fun with our family’s 8mm home movie camera. Everything about the overall experience, even including the deferred gratification of waiting for the film to be developed, was irreplaceably magical. The live preview on camcorder screens (and then later mobile phone screens) dispelled that forever.

Well, perhaps not.

A while back, my wife and I found an old Mansfield Holiday Zoom movie camera on Yerdle. The mechanical parts were still fully operational, but the lens was cracked, so even if it were possible to obtain and develop film for it, that was a non-starter.

So, time to replace the lens+film with a Raspberry Pi Zero + Raspberry Pi camera, while still preserving the overall experience:

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We #celebratephotography here at Adafruit every Saturday. From photographers of all levels to projects you have made or those that inspire you to make, we’re on it! Got a tip? Well, send it in!

If you’re interested in making your own project and need some gear, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our Raspberry Pi accessories and our DIY cameras.

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