Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that have already got their hands on the latest Raspberry Pi Zero W mini PC which was launched earlier this year and now provides integrated wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.
May be interested in a new and on-board and case called the HubPi Cam, which has been specifically designed to integrate a USB herb and USB camera connection to the Raspberry Pi Zero W.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the HubPi Cam add-on board which is taken to Kickstarter to raise the required funds over the next 45 days to go into production. Vikas Shukla Based in Boston explains more about the inspiration and design of the HubPi Cam :
The key aspect of the design is the Camera. The Camera module from the Raspberry Pi is $30 while out Hub plus Camera plus the enclosure comes for only $45. So, in place of buying a $30 stock camera, the Reference Design solution is a more economical choice.
One key aspect of the design is its expand ability in the form of the 4 Pin through holes in the PCB for USB. We can possibly hook an Arduino like like design on the USB. The Pi Zero can communicate with ATMega microcontroller which in turn can communicate with a host of sensors, GPIOs etc. Reference Designer may come up with anexpansion board design, but we also encourage other to design their own add on boards.
The Enclosure will allow users to experiment with the possibility of the Pi Zero W and HubPi Cam Combo. If you have some project in mind you should be able to play with this case. What can you do with HubPiWi Cam? Just stretch your imagination a bit and you can do some really great projects with HubPiWi Cam.
1. Hook this HubPiWi Cam board to older non smart electricity meters to read and transmit Electricity readings. Intelligent Software will read the image and will send you Electricity reading.
2. Hook it to your Door inside and Activate the camera when some comes in front of your door.
3. Take pictures of growing plant in a fixed position every one hour and then create a video of the sequence.
If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens. Or if you are interested in building Arduino projects these may provide inspiration for your next project.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News