Out of the many things I didn’t need but bought nonetheless in recent times, the Pi camera is the one I had to think the hardest to put to good use :D
This will be an ongoing project as I learn my way into the world of sensors and other singularities…
chapter 1: ‘Pull my finger’ or rather ‘Push my button’ (the opposite, quite obviously, of ‘Don’t push my button’).
Although I’m unlikely to ever use it for this purpose (see a recurring theme here) I wanted to see how good a mod I could do adding a trigger for raspistill for my Explorer topped Rpi A+:
To the right, you can see a specimen of the push switch I used, it’s a standard power/reset for PC basically.
You can see it afixed the Pi case as well with a patch of double sided tape (strong adhesion). Jerky cables then loop round the GPIO out of view.
And then there is the ‘piece de resistance’ (pun intended), a 10K resistor hydra that probably breathe out fire in all directions when I’m not in the room.
For those interested the legs are bent into shape and soldered to 2 right-angle pins for the GPIO breakout on the HAT and a straight pin to close the 3.3v live link. Here it is all mounted:
And just in case anyone is interested in how the camera ribbon cable wraps around here is a view from the bottom of the Pi (complete with fingerprints and reset switch):