Ever wonder what goes into making a modern digital camera? Check out the OTTO, an open source, homegrown camera that allows for extensive customization of both the hardware and software.
Previously, DIY Tripods featured a different open source camera, however, it was analog, using traditional film to capture and store images. The OTTO attacks the problem from a differently, using the Raspberry Pi (also open source) to take digital pictures. This gives end users a lot more options. Users can post-process images, automatically adjust shutter speeds, take timed photo sequences, or anything else one can program the ‘Pi to do.
One of the coolest features of the OTTO is its ability to make animated gifs. As seen in the video below, the camera has a crank that can be used for this. The pictures are then combined to make an animated gif.
Be sure to check out OTTO’s kickstarter and maybe even support the project!