The Raspberry Pi Foundation Announces Camera Challenge

By Wednesday, March 6, 2013 0 Permalink 0

Today the foundation has announced that it will give away 10 pre-production units for free to those who come up with most creative uses for the camera. Community Manager Liz Upton revealed that they want people to come up with something imaginative. Upton revealed that they want people to think beyond just taking pictures and videos.

Upon wrote, “Think about playing around with facial recognition; or hooking two of them up together and modging the images together to create some 3d output; or getting the camera to recognize when something enters the frame that shouldn’t be there and doing something to the image as a result.” Creative ideas can be sent to iwantacamera@raspberrypi.org until March 12.

When Raspberry Pi foundation first revealed its plans for the camera in May last year, it was a 14 megapixel module but to keep it affordable it seems that foundation has decided to use OV5647, a 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor from OmniVision.

The camera will be 8×8×4mm and will be capable of taking pictures at 2592×1944 pixels and will be able to capture HD 1080p video clips.