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Title: The Amazing Blitzcam
Post by: miraculon on August 04, 2014, 11:38:32 AM
Just for complete silliness, I have my Raspberry Pi PiCam gazing at the RED display. It is a little fuzzy due to the proximity to the display. It is updated under cron at once/minute. My normal Linux box wgets it from the Pi then uploads it.

(http://www.miraculon.net/garagepi.jpg)


Oops, having some upload issues and the dreaded .jpg.NN problem...
Working on it...

Greg H.
Title: Re: The Amazing Blitzcam
Post by: Cutty Sark Sailor on August 04, 2014, 01:17:19 PM
So, go fix it...
http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=19044.0

This 'hiatus' is affecting folks strangely....

Title: Re: The Amazing Blitzcam
Post by: miraculon on August 04, 2014, 01:29:09 PM
So, go fix it...
http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=19044.0

This 'hiatus' is affecting folks strangely....

I have that lens laying around somewhere...
Another "move" victim.
I think that I got it working OK, seems that I had a bit of a snail-like race condition between the Pi and the Linux box. I put a sleep command in the get script on the Linux box to give the Pi a chance to finish up.
I am not much of a programmer, just a "monkey on the typewriter"...

Greg H.

Title: Re: The Amazing Blitzcam
Post by: miraculon on August 04, 2014, 04:22:30 PM
I found the lens, but it was a "-2". I found this suggestion for using "+2" reading glasses, or a clip-on macro lens for iPhone. I have the reading glasses propped up and it seems to help quite a bit.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=43985 (http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=43985)

I'll figure out some kind of attachment method.

I removed the frame and cut each side of the lens so that they were flat. The lens turned 90 fit perfectly to the height of the PiCam. I hot melt glued it into place. The posted image is now using this +2 diopter reading glasses fix.

http://www.miraculon.net/amazing-blitzcam.html (http://www.miraculon.net/amazing-blitzcam.html)

Thanks Mike (Cutty) for the reminder and suggestion.

Greg H.