This is a pretty intense project with many components required! Not all parts are available as a kit so be ready to source parts from many locations!

You'll need the following before you can begin.

Parts

Raspberry Pi, camera, and power!

Storage and a way to get the data off:


SnapPiCam Laser-Cut Set containing the following:

  • 26 x Laser-Cut Parts
  • 4 x M3 Microbarb Brass Inserts
  • 2 x M2.5 Microbarb Brass Inserts
  • 15 x M2 Microbarb Brass Inserts

You'll also need some hardware, available from mcmaster.com and others:

  • 4 x M3 45mm Screws
  • 2 x M2.5 8mm Nylon Screw
  • 4 x M2 12mm Screws
  • 4 x M2 8mm Screws
  • 7 x M2 4mm Screws
  • 1 x 1/4-20 Square Nut
  • 2 x M3 4mm Nylon Spacers
  • 1 x 3mm x 12mm x 15mm Stick Foam Pad

Some headers:

  • 2 x 0.1" Right-Angle Pin Header
  • 2 x 0.1" Female Connector
  • 2 x 0.1" Single Pin Covers

Switches:

Optional (but strongly suggested!)


Extras

The SnapPiCam has been designed to use Mobile Phone Magnetic Lenses. The standard size for the magnetic ring which the lenses attach to has a ~13.5mm Outer Diameter (OD) and a ~9.5mm Inner Diameter (ID). There are hundreds of different lenses available, I favour the Fish-Eye Lenses myself.

Tools

Soldering Iron | Screw Drivers | Needle Files | Small Hammer | Hobby Knife | Mini Clamps | Acrylic Glue | Suitable Wire | Heat-Shrink

This guide was first published on Mar 06, 2014. It was last updated on Mar 06, 2014.

This page (Pre-Checks) was last updated on Jun 13, 2021.

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