Raspberry Pi Zero Powers Professional Camera Rig

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(Image credit: eat-sleep-code)

Professional camera rigs don't always carry pro-level price tags, thanks to our favorite single-board computer —the Raspberry Pi. Such was the case with Eat-sleep-code's cinema-style Raspberry Pi camera we covered last month and again this week with his new Camera Zero project, a more compact module featuring a Raspberry Pi Zero and an Arducam.

According to Eat-sleep-code, this new project is ideal for things like stop-motion and photogrammetry. The best Raspberry Pi projects are loaded with features and the Camera Zero is full of them. It has a built-in ring light and can be controlled remotely using a web interface.

Because of the online features, a Raspberry Pi Zero W is required. The camera is from an Arducam High-Quality Camera kit and the ring light is a 16-pixel RGBW Neopixel light from Adafruit.

There's also a Pimoroni trackball used for controlling the camera. You can find all of the necessary code used on GitHub. The housing is 3D printed and open-source, as well, with files available on Thingiverse. To read more about this project in detail check out the original thread on Reddit.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.