Details of a great new Raspberry Pi project have been published to the Hackaday.io website this week, providing full instructions on how you can create your very own Rasberry Pi powered thermal printer, Polaroid camera, which has been aptly named the PolaPi.
PolaPi takes the form of an instant print, point-and-shoot camera that has been created using a Raspberry Pi 2 edition mini PC together with a few extra components allowing it to print thermal hard copies of your photos quickly.
The creator of the Raspberry Pi Polaroid camera explains little more about its inspiration, design and construction. Check out the video below to learn more, or jump over to the Hackaday.io website via the link below for full instructions on how to create your very own.
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 or useful prints. Its give monochrome and tiny prints, but cheap and within few seconds. It is based on ‘affordable easy to find parts’ , and Java programming language. It is worth to mention few facts about the paper. Thermal paper is very cheap and could be easily found without BPA, but it is sensible to sunlight and heat. Exposed to sun, the prints will fade with time.