Wearable Raspberry Pi Zero Camera

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Wearable Raspberry Pi Zero Camera by adafruit Jun 30, 2016

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Worn on a lanyard or clipped to a pocket or pack, this adorable camera snaps a photo every few seconds. Slide the SD card into your computer to review the day’s activities or merge all the images into a timelapse animation.

Powered by the diminutive and affordable Raspberry Pi Zero, this DIY project is eminently configurable and customizable!

Get full parts list and assembly tutorial on:

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I made one, although I heavily modified the case so there are all components on one side of the case and without a battery. I plug in an external powerbank instead.
Just one question: Are there any settings in timelapse.sh that I can change to reduce the blur when taking photos while moving?

You could try increasing the value for the shutter speed (--shutter) so the images are more "sharp". Here's a full list of camera settings. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/applications/camera.md

The raspistill commands do not change anything if I execute them in terminal. Do I have to add them into timelapse.sh or do I need a different approach?

How does the Tripod Mount and Base work? I see no reference to this anywhere in the Adafruit guide, or on here... Do you glue the Tripod Mount to the Tripod Base and then glue / slot the Tripod Base into the case as you would with the clip?

Tried to take the advice in your blog post and build a bigger version of this to fit the 1200mAh battery (only one you had in stock when I was shopping) but it's somewhat difficult to do that when you've only provided the STL files. Any chance you plan to post the source files so they can be stretched a bit?

There are more sources for download given in the original article at https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-wearable-time-lapse-camera/using-it?view=all with some more file formats.

If can do simple stretching with the STL files. Any main stream 3d printing application will allow you to stretch the X,Y,Z axis. If you need more control over it, you could always use Blender.

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Anyone interested in remixing this to fit the 1200mAh battery?

I tried.

Edit - link to my remix: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2379552

1200 mAh Battery Wearable Time Lapse Camera
by gianola

I finally got around to it a couple weeks ago (though for the even larger 2k battery): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2347731 . There's an OpenSCAD script that should work to get it to fit other batteries, too.

Wearable Pi Zero case for 2000mAh battery
by ex-nerd

so which lens did you get for the camera?

Adafruit commented on the youtube video and linked to https://amzn.com/B00XVECB6S for the lens.