Compact Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera Latest Creation from "The Ben Heck Show" on element14

Master modder Ben Heck has managed to show us once again just what the nifty Raspberry Pi can do in his most recent hack. Using a Raspberry Pi, camera module, PiTFT from Adafruit, PlayStation 3 controller battery and additional parts, Heck has managed to build a point-and-shoot camera. Unlike other Raspberry Pi camera hacks, this mod culminates into a neat and compact package.

Ben Heck uses his Raspberry Pi camera
Ben Heck uses his Raspberry Pi camera

Recently the Raspberry Pi has made its way back into tech news with Kano’s first shipment of 18,000 learn-to-code computer kits. Well, master modder Ben Heck has managed to show us once again just what this nifty micro-computer can do with his most recent hack. Using a Raspberry Pi, camera module, PiTFT from Adafruit, PlayStation 3 controller battery and additional parts, Heck has managed to build a point-and-shoot camera.

Unlike other Raspberry Pi camera hacks, this mod culminates into a neat and compact package. The combination of the Raspberry Pi’s camera quality and Heck’s ingenuity makes for a truly phenomenal piece of craftsmanship, much like his Portable Raspberry Pi Gaming Console.

Check out the full video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ3ajIoNIkA

About “The Ben Heck Show”

“The Ben Heck Show” is a weekly online television series aired in English that’s dedicated to the science and art of system and hardware modding with a global audience of design engineers, students and electronic enthusiasts. Sponsored exclusively by element14, each episode spotlights Ben’s mods of popular electronic devices while educating viewers on the underlying technology powering each project