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RasPiCamCorder 2: Standalone Camcorder with DropBox Capability #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Really great still and motion image camera build by Alex Eames via raspi.tv:

This blog is about the very much improved version 2 of the RasPiCamcorder. I originally built a quick and dirty free-standing camcorder two days after the Raspberry Pi camera was launched. I was in a hurry, as there was a Cambridge Jam two days later. Major novelty factor.

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Later on I thought it’d be nice to have one that booted straight into camcorder mode and had buttons to control it with, so you don’t need an additional device to use it. I’ve also used a different case and written some Python software to drive it. This Mk2 model is still a prototype, but it’s a lot more polished. I’ve also hot-glued a filter ring on the front so that I can attach close-up lenses as I intend to use this as a second camera in my workshop videos, or for time-lapse photography of small things like plants growing.

Check out the full blog post with lots more photos and information here!


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