Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pi in the Sky



One of the many features available with the Raspberry Pi is the integral Pi Camera. One of the things I was very keen to try out was putting a Pi-Cam on the front of the microlight that I fly. This I have now done. The camera will capture High-resolution images and they look fantastic! Sadly for the purpose of putting the video on this blog I've had to massively reduce the resolution as well as editing the film! Anyway, hopefully you can get the idea with these 2 minutes of footage including take-off and landing. I will put much more interesting aerial footage up when I get it.

So how was this done?

Put simply, I used a Pi_A (for it's lower power consumption) and attached the camera to the front strut of a P&M aviation QuikR. Total cost of components ~£50.