Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lake Photos and Videos

I recently went to my Lake House. While there, I used the Raspberry Pi camera to take some photos and videos of the lake and birds on the lake. I want to use these as test photos so I can get started on my project. I think the first step in completing this project is to detect motion using the Raspberry Pi. My dad and I know about a few motion-detecting programs we could use for this project, but we’re not yet certain which one we’ll use.

I’ll post the videos on youtube soon and put up a link here.

First Photos



My first photo with the Raspberry Pi camera!

A few weeks ago, I managed to take my first photos using the Raspberry Pi camera I got recently. I’m sorry that I haven’t posted for a while, but now that I’m not doing many activities I’ll have more time to post.

The picture you see posted here was taken using the Raspberry Pi camera I have. Here’s another photo I took with it.


As you can see, the camera takes pretty good long distance photos, as well as photos up close.

Christmas in April!


A few days ago, Mr. Jim, one of my dad’s friends, came over to my house to see my Raspberry Pi. He brought me lots of electronic toys, including the toys you can see in the picture here. My dad and I would like to hack into some of these toys with the Raspberry Pi and see what cool things we can make them do. Before that, though, I’m going to have to finish my bird detector, but after that, I sure won’t be bored!

Camera Module Forum

On, Liz, one of the founders of the Raspberry Pi, has created a thread for the camera competition winners. Here’s the link:¬†

If you scroll all the way down, there will be a button that says¬†“Return to CSI camera module”. If you click this, you will see other forums people have created about the camera module. The one by mappler is by my dad. On the forums, my name is aappler. The forum mentioned in the first paragraph is helpful if you want to keep up with the progress of the other camera contest winners. I suggest you take a look at it!

My Camera Is Here!

photo-18My camera came today! You can see my eleven year-old hand holding it in the picture on the left. Now that I have my camera, I can get started on my project.

Sorry that I haven’t posted a lot lately. I do a program called Odyssey of the Mind where teams solve a problem and present their solution by making a skit. My team won at our regional competition, so we get to compete in the state competition. This is exciting, but it means I have to spend a lot of time working on Odyssey of the Mind and I don’t have a lot of time for Raspberry Pi work. The state competition is this Saturday, so after this weekend I’ll be back to doing Raspberry Pi work.

I can’t wait to start using my new camera!