There is no question you can do all kinds of neat things with a Raspberry Pi. The SnapPiCam happens to be an interesting product for DIY Raspberry Pi ninjas. It helps you create your digital camera at home. Your SnapPiCam will have a Raspberry Pi 5 Mega-Pixel camera board and a Raspberry Pi Model A. These cameras are powered by LiPo batteries and have an on-board LiPo charger.
The developer is offering this kit in 4 versions. The Adventurer and MegaZoom models have an I²C LiPo Fuel Gauge, so you can keep an eye on the battery level. The SnapPiCam is designed to work with various magnetic lenses. The MegaZoom+, which happens the most advanced kit, offers:
- 5 Mega-Pixel Camera
- Raspberry Pi
- 2.8″ LCD With Touch-screen & Tactile Buttons
- i2c LiPo Fuel Gauge
- Logic Level Shifter
- Advanced 120mAh – 1000mAh LiPo Charger
- Tripod support
- Anodized aluminum lens attachment ring
- 2x Zoom Magnetic Telephoto Lens
- 6x-18x Variable MegaZoom Lens with manual focus
- More goodies
You can get it for as low as £209, but you have to support the project early on Kickstarter. How cool are these?