If like me, you are an early adopter of the Raspberry Pi and have bought the new models as they are released, you probably have a surplus of older Model B’s lying about at home. It would be a crime to let them go to waste, so why not turn them into a self-enclosed Raspberry Pi Night Vision Camera? I recently bought Jason Barnett’s (also known as Boeeerb on Twitter) nifty little Lisiparoi – a light source add-on for the Raspberry Pi Camera Module (including infra-red) – and I wanted to use this as part of a home-made CCTV setup. I also had a couple of Cyntech’s Berry Black cases (for the Model B Pi) at home, and seeing as they are cheap as chips, I decided I would have a go at modding one of my cases to incorporate the Lisiparoi and Camera Module all-in-one.
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