Even if you happen to’re a giant fan of analog cameras, movie is a serious expense and inconvenience. However YouTuber befinitiv has discovered an fascinating answer—take a Raspberry Pi Zero, pair it with a 5MP digital camera module, and shove it inside an outdated 35mm digital camera physique.
It’s a intelligent and efficient hack that shouldn’t value an excessive amount of cash. Mainly, befinitiv began with a small housing formed like a roll of 35mm movie. This housing, which holds a Pi Zero, a battery, and a 5MP digital camera module, sits in a digital camera’s movie compartment and reaches throughout the shutter to the take-up spool.
When the digital camera’s shutter opens, a picture falls on the 5MP Raspberry Pi module. Utilizing the digital camera’s bulb mode, befinitiv can maintain the digital camera’s shutter open indefinitely and seize a video with the Pi module. This video can stream on to a pc utilizing the Pi Zero’s wi-fi capabilities—a really fascinating function.
In fact, this hack has a number of downsides. The 5MP sensor is smaller than the 35mm picture that comes by means of the lens, so movies look cropped or zoomed. Plus, it appears that evidently befinitiv can’t seize nonetheless pictures with this hack simply but—syncing the Pi module with the analog digital camera’s shutter would require plenty of work.
In the event you’re involved in constructing a digital digital camera out of an outdated movie digital camera and a Pi Zero, then examine the outline of befinitiv’s YouTube video. Hyperlinks to this construct’s elements can be found there, plus a useful CAD file.
Supply: befinitiv through Raspberry Pi Basis