Posts Tagged ‘camera’

PrintSnap instant camera

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Ch00f wrote a post on his blog detailing his PrintSnap instant camera assembly: So the task was to produce a portable camera that can print images instantly using an optical module and a thermal printer.  Of course, processing a decent image quickly requires far more processing power than what's available...

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Review: GoPro hero budget camera vs the SJ4000

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Mat from Techmoan writes: In this review we'll find out exactly what you get for your money and whether this stripped down GoPro is worth the price premium over the SJ4000. I'll run a few head to head video quality tests and list what features each device has in its...

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OTTO – The hackable GIF camera

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Gustavo Huber and his friends announced that OTTO - the hackable GIF camera is now being offered on Kickstarter! OTTO lets YOU decide how it takes pictures. Besides being the only camera that makes animated GIFs, OTTO’s an image making machine that can transform into hundreds of different cameras with a quick...

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NOT-A-CAMERA, the 2D camera that shoots JPGs and HD video

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Olivia Barr writes about her latest project, the NOT-A-CAMERA: Introducing my latest creation, the NOT-A-CAMERA! It’s a REAL camera designed to look like a fake 2D camera etched into wood that shoots HD video and 3.5mb jpgs. Yep, it’s a functional camera, a spy camera laser cut in solid walnut and only half...

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Thermal camera project

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

[embed][/embed] In this video Avery demonstrates his thermal camera project that he is working on: The code does technically work. I put my hand over the sensor, and LEDs light up. In the video, they appear to get brighter because the led on/off decision is made by basically taking the image...

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Convert optical mouse into Arduino web cam

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Franci has written this tutorial describing the process used to convert a mouse into an Arduino web cam. In addition to the Arduino, all you need are an Ethernet shield, an optical mouse with ADNS-5020 sensor and a 10K ohm resistor. "An optical mouse uses a small camera that records...

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OpenReflex, the open source 3D Printed Camera

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Bozardeux wrote this Instructable detailing his OpenReflex, the open source 3D Printed Camera: The OpenReflex is an Open-Source analog camera with a mirror viewfinder and an awesome finger activated mechanic shutter (running ~ 1/60°s). What’s more, it is compatible with any photographic lens. All the pieces are easily printable on...

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The Descriptive Camera

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Matt Richardson's Descriptive Camera sends pictures to Amazon's Mechanical Turk where a worker writes a description of the scene: The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs...

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Internet connected camera using Arduino

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Our friends at Adafruit have put together a detailed tutorial on construction of your own Internet of Things Camera. They combine the Arduino with their data logger shield outfitted with the Eye-Fi wireless SD card (first gen model) and a TTL Serial JPEG Camera shield. The result is a self-contained...

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Parallax laser range finder / Game Boy printer hack

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Joe Grand, developer of the Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) presents this hack interfacing the LRF with a vintage Game Boy printer. The project uses the LRF's onboard camera, along with a few circuit and firmware mods, to allow the user to take snapshots and have them printed by the...

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Update on Arduino imaging – Processing sketch + video

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Earlier this week we posted about Carlos Agell's project which allows the acquisition of analog camera images by an Arduino. Carlos has updated this project for use with a Processing sketch instead of the costly LabVIEW required in the original design. Here's the link to his compressed file containing the...

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Image acquisition from an analog camera using Arduino

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Carlos Agell of Hacking Electronics has developed this project which allows the acquisition of analog camera images by an Arduino. He uses an Arduino, Nootropic's video experimenter shield, 1% resistors and a potentiometer. This hardware captures a 128x96 monochrome image and sends it back via serial to a PC where...

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Arduino motion detection camera

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Inspired by the intervalometer project at the Honey Jar, Dan Bridges produced a motion activation control to use with his Canon SLR camera. It uses an Arduino, a PIR sensor and two 4N35 optocouplers and this source code. He next plans to add a potentiometer and LCD screen to allow...

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Atmega644 rock paper scissors game

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Students Ling-Wei Lee and Kevin Tang at Cornell University developed a version of the rock paper scissors game using an Atmega644, CMOS camera module and a 2x16 LCD. Their project requires the human player to wear a glove that has black tape on each finger. Upon a signal from the...

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Cheap Launchpad based motion detector camera

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Here's a hack combining a cheap digital camera body and PIR sensor to form a motion detector camera. The project is controlled by a MSP430 microcontroller found in the Launchpad kit. Via Instructables.

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