Normally the inclusion of a camera into an electronic device doesn’t really make news anymore, but here’s an exception.
The people behind-the-scenes at Raspberry Pi are going full steam ahead with plans to release a camera module.
The innovative startup has already come out with a working prototype that can take pictures at a resolution of 14 megapixels.
However, the final consumer version might have a lower resolution. The module will plug into the CSI pins that are exposed in the middle of the Raspberry Pi.
The way it will attach is through ribbon cable. The module is of course very small, which the company says makes it ideal for home automation applications or even advance robotics for those willing to take it to that level.
Adding camera capabilities to an electronic device is nothing new, but this sort of takes it to the next level.
“We may downgrade the super-duperness of the camera to something with fewer than its current 14 megapixels before release; we need to keep things affordable, and a sensor of that size will end up pricey,” the company wrote in an official post on its website.
There has been no announcement regarding a final consumer price or a release date, but things certainly look to be well underway.
The Raspberry Pi project could drastically increase accessibility of computing applications and it is definitely exciting to see its functionality continue to expand.