Raspberry Pi gets low-cost camera bundle


posted Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:41 PM EDT


When Raspberry Pi first announced a camera module for the super-affordable mini-computer, you had to buy the $25 camera separately from the $25-$35 main unit. Now the organization has announced that it's selling both parts as a bundle, and it's a dirt cheap way to get your hands on them.

The Raspberry Pi camera bundle comes with Model A version of the computer, which has lower specs, but uses less power than Model B, and goes for $25 on its own. Combined with the camera, you can pick up the pair for just $40, saving 20% off the full price.

As with all Raspberry Pi related things, there's not much you can do with these components on their own. But if you're someone who is up for building your own case, writing an application, and then buying additional expansions as necessary, there's an awful lot you could do. The comments thread at the official announcement already has people throwing around ideas about what they could do with this bundle.

The camera has a five-megapixel sensor, and can record 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.

If you want to pick one up, but are in need of some inspiration, check out our Raspberry Pi tag for how other people have been using it.

(via SlickDeals)