Build a camera module project with this new Raspberry Pi prototyping board

Richard Saville, aka The Average Man, has just launched his first Kickstarter campaign.

The ProtoCam is a prototyping board that plugs into the Pi’s GPIO pins and has a mounting space for the camera module.

There are loads of different applications for this board – simply put, anything you want to do with your camera module from adding a flash (lots of ultra-bright blinkies!) to adding a countdown timer to… well, anything you can come up with, basically.

Richard has put together a fantastic Kickstarter page, with lots of detail, and his promotional video (below) is also excellent.

The board costs £8 (rising to £9 post-Earlybird) and comes with all the fixings you need, including a GPIO header and a shorter camera ribbon cable. It’s great value. I’ve already pledged, and I recommend you do too if you’ve got, or are thinking of getting, a camera module.

Visit the Kickstarter page here.

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