Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are looking for a new project to keep them busy for the next few weeks might be interested in the PolaPi camera, that takes the form of a point and shoot instant camera that is powered by the Raspberry Pi single board mini PC.
The unique camera uses a thermal printer to provide an instant way of capturing and cheaply printing your photos. Watch the video to see the camera in action.
The creator of the PolaPi camera explains more :
It is an other aspect of the photography to be able to not only show the picture you just took to your friends (on the camera screen), but to physically give the picture.
The aim of this camera is not to make good quality prints. Its give monochrome and tiny prints, but cheap and within few seconds. It is based on ‘affordable’ and easy to find parts, and Java programming language.
For full instructions on how to create your very own PolaPi Raspberry Pi powered Polaroid style point-and-shoot camera jump over to the Hack A Day website for full details and a list of all the components you will require.