Enhancing a DSLR with Raspberry Pi

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Enhancing a DSLR with Raspberry Pi


This is the perfect intersection of two of my interests, photography and embedded Linux: Limerick, Ireland-based photographer David Hunt recently posted progress photos of his Raspberry Pi-enhanced DSLR battery grip, which he made for his Canon 5D Mark II. The hacked-together DSLR accessory attaches to the bottom of his camera and will eventually let him shoot and transmit photos over WiFi, remote control the camera via tablet or phone, and shoot in a custom time lapse mode. David says he still needs to sort out the power supply, but he’s confident that he’ll be able to figure it out. [via DIYPhotography Flickr Pool]

32 thoughts on “Enhancing a DSLR with Raspberry Pi

  1. Dave Hunt says:

    Battery solution now in place. See blog article for pics! :)

  2. Justis Saayman (@justissaayman) says:

    EPIC!”

  3. Simon Martin says:

    Wow, I have just ordered mine and can’t wait to get stuck in with the possibilities! Thanks for the tip.

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  13. Bosstiger says:

    Reblogged this on Gigable – Tech Blog.

  14. rossryder says:

    Yes ! Canon EOS 1100D is a digital SLR for consumers who want to take the first step on their journey to outstanding still images

    and HD video. Featuring many technologies developed for more advanced models, and functions which make it even easier to capture

    fantastic images straight out of the box, the Canon EOS 1100D helps you to have fun with your photography. So its a great FUN here

    to play with DSLR.

  15. MAKE | Best of 2012: Raspberry Pi Projects says:

    […] Enhancing a DSLR with Raspberry Pi The hacked-together DSLR accessory attaches to the bottom of his camera and lets the maker shoot and transmit photos over WiFi, remote control the camera via tablet or phone, and shoot in a custom time lapse mode. […]

  16. Raspberry Pi: nearly a million units sold (but is your’s idle?) - Hack Things - The Internet of Things Blog says:

    […] Hack Your DSLR Another project from Dave Hunt for photography hackers is his Raspberry Pi-enhanced DSLR battery grip for the Canon 5D Mark II. This one is a work in progress, but the idea is to enhance the camera to provide sharing over wifi, triggering from an iPhone, etc. You get the idea. Will somebody please adapt this hack for a Nikon D7000? (and take note: my birthday is in September :) via makezine.com […]

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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