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May 20, 2016 AT 3:00 am

Wearable camera made with Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Neat idea for a wearable backpack camera from Manoj Nathwani.

Recently I worked on a side project where I built a wearable camera out of a Rasperry Pi. I had previously bought a Narrative Clip and was a little disappointed by quality and knew hacking together my own solution could be possible. I was also about to go on a holiday where I would be traveling to 4 countries in 5 days, so the timing was perfect.

I started off by punching a hole through the strap on my backpack and sowing the Raspberry Pi Camera Module onto it. The ribbon cable was then wheaved up the strap and fed into the top backpack for the Raspberry Pi.

The main reason for this was to protect the naked electronics from rain as well as keeping it tightly attached to my bag so I didn’t have to keep repositioning it like I was having to do with the Narrative Clip.

This ended up working fantastically and it solved both the alignment problems as well as keeping all electronics perfectly waterproof. The image on the right shows my bag completely drenched from heavy rain in Bratislava.

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1 Comment

  1. Alan Campbell

    Is it possible to install a small camera in the back of a bike helmet?
    And a small HUD type display in the front?
    Reducing “Blind spots” for cyclists (motor or pedal type) is a potential life saver.

    Motorbike versions can use bike battery, cyclists need a low power version (using a portable battery).

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