Live pictures from #RaspberryPi camera module (I hope!)

Here’s an experiment! I’ve set-up my Pi to automatically take a picture every minute with the new Raspberry Pi Camera Module. The current image is below and is taken out of my study window. Right in the centre (between the houses) is what we refer to as the Potton Pole, which is actually the Sandy Heath transmitter. Depending on the weather, it may or may not be visible. It came as somewhat of a shock to realise that it was right there opposite the house!

Please be kind if the image doesn’t show when you view it – I might’ve turned the Pi off or it might’ve gone wrong!

My next step is to get a pan/tilt mechanism working so I can move the camera remotely. At the moment, the board is held up by one of those helping hands things!

Hour 8 update: still going, clearly having taken pictures throughout the night.

Hour 13 update: still going, though I think the helping hands are slowly drooping off to the right… I really must get it to save each picture so I can do time-lapse.

9 comments for “Live pictures from #RaspberryPi camera module (I hope!)

  1. grant
    19 March 2013 at 22:09

    I can’t see anything …oh it’s dark sorry. Yes it’s working, I’ll checkit out in daylight.

  2. 19 March 2013 at 22:18

    Excellent work :)

  3. Grant Johnston
    20 March 2013 at 09:56

    Considering its quite an overcast day its a very good picture! I cant wait for this camera to be released. We have built a Pi that reads a QR Code and programs an NFC tag based on the content of the QR Code using a web cam. Its a fairly low quality camera and as such a bit slow, im sure the Pi Cam will be much better.

    • 20 March 2013 at 10:01

      Wow. That NFC thing sounds very cool – would love to read more about that.
      You should bear in mind with the camera module that the pictures being taken here are 800×600… That’s way below the maximum for the camera which has a 5-megapixel sensor. The full-size images are very impressive.
      The other thing that makes the picture impressive is that the camera is actually inside the house, so it’s taking pics through a window.

  4. Grant Johnston
    20 March 2013 at 10:16

    Here is a video of it working but I can record one showing the setup with the Pi if you like.

    • 20 March 2013 at 10:24

      Oh, I can see how it does the scan now. Yeah, a video showing the whole set-up would be great. :-)
      What are the NFC tags then used for?

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