If you are looking for an affordable way to create your very own customisable video camera you may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi project which has been published to the Hackster website by member Wayne Keenan.
The super slim CamCorder has been constructed using a Raspberry Pi ZeroW, a Pimoroni HyperPixel touchscreen together with an official Raspberry Pi camera module, check out the quick video below to see the results.
The creator of the Raspberry Pi camcorder explained a little more about the project:
This is a straight forward assembly with a bit of soldering. Attach the camera module to the Pi’s camera connector and peal back the stick on the back of the module to stick to the undersized of the Pi’s PCB. If the sticky has worn out use some double sided foam tape to secure it. The battery should be able to fit between the HyperPixel and the Pi, you may want to use some double sided foam tape to secure it if not. I used the 2000mAh battery, but a 1200mAh could be used.
Having to use SSH to start the recording isn’t ideal. There’s probably a decent GUI app to control the camera for taking pictures and videos already out there somewhere, please let me know if you find one. Adding a NoIR camera and some IR LED’s for a night vision camera might be a bit of fun.
Jumo over to the Hackster.io website via the link below for more details and full instructions on how to create your very own.