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December 15, 2015 AT 12:30 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Photography

Adafruit holiday guides 2015 blog

We love photography here at Adafruit and have compiled a handful of our favorite photography friendly products from our store as well as projects from the Adafruit Learning System we’re sure the photography lover in your life will adore.


Products

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35mm Twin Lens Reflex Camera Kit from Gakken: The Gakken Twin Lens Reflex Camera is perfect for anyone who loves photography or electronics. This highly portable camera, when assembled, has a unique appearance with a pair of vertically arranged lenses. The upper lens is used to set the view, angle, and focus the camera, while the bottom lens is used to take the actual photographs. Use any 35mm color/slide/b&w film (not included!) (read more)


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Spy Camera for Raspberry Pi: Is your house haunted? Or, rather, are you convinced that your house is haunted but have never been able to prove it since you’ve never had a camera that integrated with your raspberry pi but was still small enough that the ghosts wouldn’t notice it?

Luckily, the Spy Camera for Raspberry Pi is smaller than a thumbnail with a high enough resolution to see people, or ghosts, or whatever it is you’re looking for. It’s about the size of a cell phone camera – the module being just 8.5mm x 11.3mm – and has a stick-on back so it’s easy to mount in a doorbell or behind a teddy bear’s eye (might as well be creative!) (read more)


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Camera-Mount LED Photography Light – CIE Ra 95 – 3200K to 5600K: If you’d like to document your projects and builds in style, this is Camera-Mount LED Photography Light is a premier solution to all of your photo and video lighting needs! Pop in a Sony NP-F550 battery (which you can basically find anywhere) and then tune the LED Panel to your pleasing with color temperatures ranging from ~3200K (warm) to ~5600K (cool) and also adjustable brightness up to 11W. (read more)


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SpokePOV Kit: The spokepov kit comes unassembled and includes electronic parts and circuit board for one basic configuration Road/MTB SpokePOV with 4K of memory (for 4 animation images) and 60 high brightness LEDs (30 on each side).

In order to upload images to your SpokePOVs you will need a USBtiny which is not included. You will also need a magnet to attach to your frame that will trigger the SpokePOV. Buy one here or use your own! (read more and see the Learn Guide)


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Lumi Photo Printing Kit: With the Lumi Photo Printing Kit, you can print images on fabric using the power of sunlight. The kit uses Inkodye – Lumi’s own photo-sensitive dye that develops its color once exposed to sunlight or other UV lights. It’s an easy way to experiment with dying and textile printing without the need for a special ink curing lamp.

This kit is a great alternative to screen-printing and has complete instructions on how to print a negative directly onto a t-shirt or any type of textile. While the kit comes with instructions, there’s also a step-by-step guide on the Lumi site. (read more)


Projects

DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera: This project explores the Adafruit PiTFT touchscreen and the Raspberry Pi camera board to create a simple point-and-shoot digital camera. One can optionally use WiFi and Dropbox (a cloud file storage and synchronization service) to automatically transfer photos to another computer for editing.

This isn’t likely to replace your digital camera (or even phone-cam) anytime soon…it’s a learning exercise and not a polished consumer item…but as the code is open source, you or others might customize it into something special that your regular camera can’t do. (read more)


DIY Thermal Light Painting – Heat Map Photography: In this project we’ll use a temperature sensor to change the color of a NeoPixel ring to create heat map photography. A cyber-tronic looking sensor measures remote infrared light making it a contact-less temperature sensor.

This 3D Printed project comes in two different styles. This neoblaster makes a practical ray gun and this ergomonical handle resembles a magnifying glass (read more).

Check out our NeoPixel strip, sticks or pixel based light painting guide here!


Roll-up Video Light: Using DotStar LED strips we can create a flexible, portable light source for video and photography. It can squish into small spaces, easily hang up on location, and it’s fun and simple to make.

Different lighting situations call for a different color temperature of light, so we’ll combine warm and cool white LED strips and program a Pro Trinket to adjust the light with a four-button membrane keypad. (read more)


3D Printed Camera LED Ring: Trying to get those pixel perfect macro shots on a budget? Build your own DIY low cost ring of light with a NeoPixel Ring and Trinket, Adafruit tiny arduino micro controller. The color and brightness of the LEDs can be programmed to color or pattern! (read more)


Bluetooth Controlled Motorized Camera Slider: We really love photography and camera gear here at Adafruit, so we came together and upgrade our original 3D Printed DIY camera slider.

It’s now motorized using a single NEMA-17 stepper driven by the Adafruit Motor Shield ontop of an Ardunio Uno.

The Adafruit Bluefruit SPI Friend allows us to remotely control the movement of the camera slider using the Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect app on a mobile gadget like an Android or iOS device! (read more)


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We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit, and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Stay tuned into the blog where you will find new, handpicked gift guides five days a week from November 9th through December 24th, 2015 alongside holiday themed tutorials and builds!


Free Deals

Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us. As of October 13th, 2015 we are currently offering:

Some restrictions apply


Adafruit Holiday Deadlines 2015

Here are your 2015 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control.

Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 11, 2015 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 24.

UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 17, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 18, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 21, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for UPS or USPS.

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, New Year’s Day, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

United States Postal Service, First Class and Priority (USA orders): Place orders by Friday– December 11, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2015 or sooner.

USPS First class mail international (International orders)): Place orders by Friday – November 20, 2015. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/25/2015 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/2015.

USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 5, 2015. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

Gift Certificates are always available at any time.

When in doubt contact us!


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