Monthly Archives: August 2012

HOWTO – Switching on/off a DC motor with a Raspberry Pi

Here’s a very basic howto on switching a DC motor on/off with a Raspberry Pi using a transistor.

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Camera Pi – DSLR Camera with Embedded Computer

I’ve had the idea of embedding a computer  DSLR camera for a couple of years now, but for whatever reason I never got around to implementing it, mostly due to the cost of small single board computers. Until now, that is. With the release of the Raspberry Pi, embedded computing has all of a sudden become much more affordable. At €35 for the computer, it’s far cheaper than any of it’s rivals.

So what I’ve done is take an old (broken) battery grip that I had lying around (for my Canon 5D Mark II), and made a few modifications to it so I could fit the Raspberry Pi SBC (Single Board Computer) into it.

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