Here’s a product suggestion for something I’ve been searching for, seemingly for ages and seemingly everywhere: an extension lead for the Raspberry Pi camera.
I don’t mean a longer cable. I’ve already got those.
I mean a short cable that connects to the CSI slot at one end, and is about, let’s say, 3-5cm long (one or two inches) and terminates with pre-fitted, already-soldered-on, CSI/FFC connector so that I can then chain on the original FFC cable to the actual camera (housed as it is in the lovely Pimoroni camera mount, which so neatly fits on top of a Poundland mini tripod).
The reason is, unscrewing Pibow lids is a time-consuming process, and I frequently have to move my Pis in Pibows around, as I run the Cotswold Raspberry Jam.
So if I could just fit a short little cable permanently to the Pi, have it route through the existing Pibow CSI slot, this would made the Pi + Pibow portable, and then allow me to attach or detach the original cable + camera at my convenience, no need to take the lid off.
Taking the lid off and on again drives me literally nuts, those damned nylon nuts & bolts ping off everywhere, and I’m waaay too fat/old to be scrabbling around under desks to retrieve them, that’s assuming my failing middle-aged eyesight can even see them. (Daughter #2 is getting rather good at it, though) Yes, I know I can buy more bolts & nuts. Done that, got those too. Still not as convenient as my idea would be.