Kevin McAleer typically builds robots, however he is turned his skills towards pictures for his current Pikon Digital camera venture. The digicam is constructed across the Raspberry Pi and incorporates an interchangeable lens design. The Pikon Digital camera additionally contains a big touchscreen interface. The digicam's core is the Raspberry Pi HQ Digital camera module, which features a C-mount on the entrance. With numerous C-mount adapters, you'll be able to mount a variety of lenses to the Pikon, together with Nikon, Canon and M42 lenses. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BEjKUK8DSQ[/embed] The 3D printable digicam chassis can home a Raspberry Pi 2, 3 or 4. McAleer makes use of the latter Raspberry Pi. The 5000mAh battery sits throughout the chassis and costs by way of USB. The digicam's giant rear show is a Waveshare 3.5" panel with resistive contact management. It isn't an particularly high-res panel, with solely 480x320 decision, however at beneath $30, it is reasonably priced. Except for 3D-printed elements, there are solely 5 off-the-shelf elements. The Raspberry Pi HQ module is the most costly half, which is round $50. After all, you might use a unique digicam module, such because the Arducam 64MP autofocus digicam module. That module is considerably costlier, however it's additionally a a lot higher-res digicam, plus it has autofocus. As for the Pikon venture, it seems to be nice and is flexible. McAleer admits that there are some software program points he should work out, however on condition that it is constructed round a Raspberry Pi, it is easy for customers to tweak it to work with the Linux software program of their selection. On McAleer's web site, he gives a full breakdown of the elements and contains the totally different STL venture information for obtain. The venture requires just some M2 nuts and bolts plus a few M2 screws to place collectively. As for the software program, McAleer is engaged on constructing a Python app that runs on Raspberry Pi 4 and might add video recording, photograph filters and livestreaming performance.