Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display Used To Create Awesome Camera (video)


Ever fancied building your own touchscreen camera? If you have, or fancy giving it a go you might be interested in a new project by the team over at Adafruit who have used a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display to create a very unique camera.

The Adafruit team have used the Adafruit PiTFT Raspberry Pi touchscreen display which we have featured here on Geeky Gadgets and costs just $35 direct from Adafruit.

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Monitor Camera

The project allows you to either build your touchscreen camera using a Raspberry Pi Model B or Model A version and will also require a Raspberry Pi Camera Board, which is available to purchase for around $30 direct from the Adafruit website.

There is even a night vision camera available for the Raspberry Pi mini PC in the form of the Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Board which offers Infrared-sensitivity for low light conditions.

For more information on the new Raspberry Pi touchscreen camera jump over to the Adafruit website for details and instructions on how to make it and details on the Raspberry Pi touchscreen display.

“This project explores the Adafruit PiTFT touchscreen and the Raspberry Pi camera board to create a simple point-and-shoot digital camera. One can optionally use WiFi and Dropbox (a cloud file storage and synchronization service) to automatically transfer photos to another computer for editing.”

Source: Adafruit