Add Some Resolution to Your Raspberry Pi With a Bolt-On DSLR

By Tom Pritchard on at

Raspberry Pi innovation has been coming hard and fast and it doesn't look as if it's going stop at any point in the foreseeable future. We've had Pi-powered glasses with a universal translator, and even a Pi-powered tank, but now there's even an upgrade for a DSLR all thanks to the mighty power of the humble Pi.

It can be a right pain in the neck transferring photos from my Wi-Fi-less camera to my laptop: hunting for the damn USB cable; plugging it in the right way up, and then the arduous wait for the legions of photos as they trickle across. But David Hunt's ingenious contraption has the power to make all that faffing about a thing of the past. This piece of kit can transmit pictures via Wi-Fi or Ethernet straight to your computer or tablet as you take them. Not only that, but it also has two USB ports to make backups on the go, as well as allowing you to use your PC, smartphone or tablet a remotely control the camera. Never again will you have to fiddle around with a timer or use your bathroom mirror again -- a homemade Triggertrap anyone?

Currently it's only a prototype and improvements are being made all the time. But it would definitely make the lives of any Wi-Fi-cameraless photographer, amateur or professional, much easier when out in the field. I know for one thing it means I'll never have to scramble through my camera trying to make room on my memory card for that impromptu pap-snap again. [David Hunt via Hackaday]