OTTO: A hackable camera powered by Raspberry Pi

One of our goals in launching the Raspberry Pi Compute Module was to provide people with a way to take products they’ve prototyped with the Raspberry Pi and bring them to market quickly and easily. We know that historically there have been a lot of people out there with great ideas for electronic products that they can’t afford to produce economically, even with the help of crowdfunding, so we were very pleased to hear from Dave Rauchwerk and friends about their Kickstarter campaign for a hackable point-and-shoot camera based on the Compute Module.

OTTO and compute module

OTTO and compute module

We can’t wait to see how this one turns out, and hope it’s the first of many appearances of the Compute Module on Kickstarter.

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Wow, the compute module is already proving it’s usefulness! Looks nice, too. Go to your friends – “Hey, can your digital camera run Quake?”.

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My reply: yep! It can also make calls and surf the web! (smart phone)

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Yeah……But I bet it hasn’t gone 40.35 Km in the sky !!!!

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Which is why I love me some pi!

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This is so crazy exciting.

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@mrpi64 mine can its point and shoot.

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(Very loud groan)

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goodsound!!!…..;-)it is so crazy exciting…..

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What OS? Very cool devices. Ben Franklin would pooh himself of possibilities.

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Cant wait to get my hands on a compute module or 2. thinking of making a nice rack for them, to have 2 together, one running my server, one my email server :)

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Actually the Model B makes quite a nice camera and it’s not at all expensive to build…

http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Pi-Cam/

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