Make a DIY Wearable Camera!
This project uses the Raspberry Pi Zero and Pi camera module v2 to make a nifty little camera, ideal for capturing time lapse photography.
Packed into a simple 3D printed case, we’ve fitted a PowerBoost 500C and 500mAh lipo battery. With some extra add-ons, it can be worn on a lanyard or clipped to a pocket or pack.
A custom shell script uses the raspistill function to snap a photo every few seconds. Slide the SD card into your computer to review the day’s activities or merge all the images into a time lapse animation.
This is a great build to remix because there’s lots of possible configurations. Check out the full tutorial for more info. The design files for the 3D printed case are up on thingivse.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!