November 17, 2014

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a video capture unit

Although originally designed as an inexpensive computer to get children coding, the Raspberry Pi can now be found inside all sorts of projects as the heart of something more complex. One example of this is as a video capture unit, a stand-alone handheld storage camera that can be used without any effort at all.

With the additing of the housing it can be mounted as a dash-cam inside a vehicle, and an interesting modification would be to add an accelerometer to mark useful points in the recorder video for later analysis. Nevertheless for more information on making your own, visit the Raspberry Pi Spy website. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you need to rig up some hardware interfacing to your Pi, one options is to use our PiBreak board. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:

Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page.

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