Raspberry Pi enthusiast and maker Estefannie has unveiled her latest creation which takes the form of a Raspberry Pi powered GPS-controlled GoPro automated photo taking system, which allows you to never miss that perfect selfie.
Using a Raspberry Pi 3 mini PC toothier with a GPS module, power pack, and a GoPro plus GoPro Stick, Estefannie created the PAGCPPT as a means of automatically taking selfies at pre-specified tourist attractions across London. Check out the video below to learn more.
If you fancy making your very own Estefannie has kindly published full instructions via the Hackster.io which is accessible via the link below. Estefannie explains more about the project and its inspiration:
For this build, I decided to put together a backpack to take pictures of me when I am close to places that like. And what better place to test it than in London? To do that, I compiled a list of coordinates of the places I wanted to visit in London. Then I wrote a script in Python to calculate the distance between the coordinates I am at and the coordinates of my pre-selected locations. For this video I added the coordinates of: Sweetings, Tower of London, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Abbey Road, and Platform 9 ¾.
The script runs on startup in a Raspberry Pi that is in my backpack and is powered by a battery pack. I plugged a GPS module to the Raspberry Pi to find my exact coordinates. The Raspberry Pi connected through WiFi to the GoPro and sent the signal to take a picture whenever I was within range of the location.
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