Digital Cameras


Students are given an overview of the technology behind making a digital camera work, from the image sensor to the lens. The activities include building a Raspberry Pi camera and programming it to take a picture.

"Intro to Digital Cameras"

Alex Lorman, Engineer, Photographer

Lecture Slides (PDF - 1.2MB)

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Assembly Instructions (PDF)

Camera Instructions (PDF)

Camera Code Instructions (PDF - 1.6MB)

Setting Up SSH (PDF)

Camera Code Instructions for Volunteers (PDF)

Program a Raspberry Pi Camera (PDF)


Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Picam Module

Bill of Materials (XLSX)


Python Code for Raspberry Pi (PY)

Lasercut Files for Camera