Tuesday, August 19, 2014

OctarinePi free-roaming test images

With a shutter release interfaced over GPIO, and a simple Python script taking a still photograph every time I press the shutter, I went down to Arrowe Park to collect some photographs over the weekend. I haven't had a chance to test the battery out adequately yet, but it handled this half-hour trip without any hassle. There is supposedly a GPIO signal that is triggered when the input votlage to the pi drops below 4.something volts- I might be able use this to force a shutdown of the Pi when the battery is on it's way out- will have to test it. All in all, I'm happy with the photos, especially the pano that's now the site banner:
A little update on my list of physical items needed:

Raspberry Pi model A with SD card
On hand
Camera module
On hand, verified functional
On hand, tested
Prototyping breakout board and cable
On hand
Shortened Camera Cable
On hande, tested
Sketch design
Camera enclosure and lens pinwheel
Designed, printed and delivered, verified working
Camera filters
On hand, all three filters tested
Shutter release, mode dial, power switch
On hand, shutter release running on GPIO17
Simple script running w/ GPIO interface
Wifi dongle
On hand
Tripod quick release
On hand

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