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The smallest case for your Raspberry Pi and now ScorPi, a new camera board holder. Read more

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The smallest case for your Raspberry Pi and now ScorPi, a new camera board holder.

New reward ! ScorPi, a flexible arm for the Raspberry Pi Camera board

We are now almost at 95% with still 11 days to go thanks to your faith and support! Success seems to be near at hand.

So a big thanks to all of you, the walls of our studio studio are vibrating harder, better, faster, stronger every day, we are now working on the production process, organizing all stages of manufacturing, but there is something else...

As many of you already know, the Raspberry Pi Camera Board has finally been released yesterday and is now on sale in Farnell and RS components!

In order to shake things up, we are proudly and officially presenting to you our new product: the ScorPi, a flexible arm for the Raspberry Pi Camera Board. It holds the camera steady in any direction you choose. It is easy, intuitive and extremely handy.

The arm is made of a 20cm long flexible tube (gooseneck). It plugs solidly to the RCA port and is mounted on the board with a single screw. We added a slot in the Sweetbox in order to slide the cable of the camera and plug it on the CSI port. It is so thin that no cap is needed.

The connecting components are custom designed by Graspinghand and will be CNC machined especially for this product in collaboration with a small, local workshop. We came up with this solution as none of the pre-fabricated parts available in the market completely met our standards.

Its price for Kickstarter is only £8.

Last but not least, the ScorPi is designed to work with any or no case at all because we intended it as a gift for all those pi fanatics that have eagerly been expecting the camera board over the last months. That is why you can also have it in a reward separately from the Sweetbox.

We hope you enjoy,
have a good day,
GHz

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    1. Creator Grasping hand on May 18, 2013

      Hi Karan and Chris,

      yes it's a good idea, but we believe that it would be better to fulcrum it on the RCA, and make in a way our own double RCA connector. The RCA connector is super stable, if you look in your raspberry from behind you will see that there is a little spring that grips the connector.

      We are actually searching for solutions. The only thing we are sure about is that to manufacture such a piece would be more expensive that the one we designed, and that we would have to do a second version of the ScorPi, a little bit more expensive.

      All the best,
      GHz

    2. Creator Karan Bhagat on May 17, 2013

      Yeah, Just like Chris suggested, you could also fulcrum it on the hdmi port
      Something like this with the cable attached to the fulcrum i.e. a pass through hdmi
      http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-HDMI-Male-Female-Saver/dp/B001K38Z2G

    3. Creator Grasping hand on May 17, 2013

      Hi,

      we thought that the best would be to use a double RCA connector, we will receive one soon and test it,

      your suggestion to make a pivot is excellent, we will study it, but the piece will be much more difficult and expensive to manufacture,

      if you have other suggestions, don't hesitate to share, we will read them with attention and great interest,

      thanks,
      GHz

    4. Creator Chris Carver on May 17, 2013

      Please make the pivot a pass through so the RCA port is still useable

    5. Creator Karan Bhagat on May 17, 2013

      Does that mean we won't be able to use the RCA port? I was planning on giving the output of the Rpi to an old TV which doesn't have an HDMI port.

    6. Creator Grasping hand on May 16, 2013

      Hi Craig,

      yes just add £8,

      but we created new rewards for all the original Sweetboxes pledges + ScorPi flexible arm,

      all the best,
      GHz

    7. Creator Craig Dunn on May 16, 2013

      So, can we just add £8 per arm desired to our existing pledge?

    8. Creator Karan Bhagat on May 16, 2013

      Does that mean we won't be able to use the RCA port? I was planning on giving the output of the Rpi to an old TV which doesn't have an HDMI port.

    9. Creator patchie patch on May 15, 2013

      ohh, how did you think of that?:) simple, easy and elegant!

    10. Creator Leonidas Ikonomou on May 15, 2013

      Amazing holder! Way to go, guys!!

    11. Creator Lloyd on May 15, 2013

      I love it!