Monthly Archives: June 2013

Gromit Unleashed – Field Testing The Raspberry Pi Camera

It was a lovely summer’s day in Bristol and something slightly unusual was going on in town. 80 Gromit statues were being deployed as part of the “Gromit Unleashed” public art exhibition. This is a charity event led by Aardman … Continue reading

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Cheap Interchangeable Lenses For The Raspberry Pi Camera Module

I discovered on eBay that you could buy lenses designed to be attached to a mobile phone. They cost £6.99 and included a wide angle, fish eye and macro lens so I decided to take a gamble and order a … Continue reading

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Testing Multiple Pi Camera Options With Python

It’s easy taking photos using the Pi camera module using the excellent raspistill command line utility provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. In it’s basic form the utility uses a set of default values. I wanted to experiment with the … Continue reading

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12000mAh Li-on Battery Power Bank Test

In my previous battery tests I’ve stuck to AA batteries. Mainly because I’ve got lots of them and I like their versatility. Recently I decided to buy a portable Li-on battery pack designed for recharging mobile phones and tablets while … Continue reading

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Playing Videos On the Raspberry Pi Command Line

If you need to play video files and you don’t want to install a full media solution such as XBMC then you can play them directly from the command line using Omxplayer. This is a media player created by Edgar … Continue reading

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How To Setup A Web Server On Your Raspberry Pi

This page aims to summarise the steps required to install a webserver with PHP support onto your Raspberry Pi. This will allow the Pi to server HTML and PHP pages to users on the same network. This is a useful … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Command Line Audio

Things have moved on a bit with the Raspbian image since I wrote my Raspberry Pi Speakers & Analog Sound Test post. So I decided to take another look as I wanted to start adding some audio to my experiments. … Continue reading

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Adding A Watermark Or Logo To A Timelapse Video Using Avconv

The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how to add a logo to your time-lapse videos. The logo can be any graphic you can create and could easily be a watermark or text. The objective was to add my … Continue reading

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