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Advanced Camera Device casing | DIY for Raspberry-Pi

Raspberry Pi-Case for DIY-Advanced Camera Device. It combines extended camera function with Pi-3B and Touch Screen in one housing.

Advanced Camera Device casing | DIY for Raspberry-Pi

Raspberry Pi-Case for DIY-Advanced Camera Device. It combines extended camera function with Pi-3B and Touch Screen in one housing.

€18
pledged of 12.000 €pledged of 12.000 € goal
2
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 27 2019 9:45 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The Advanced Camera Device (ACD) is a campact camera control, data backup and a media viewer / player for home and on the go.

Backups should be a daily task for most photographers. The Advanced Camera Device not only simplifies the process of creating backup files, but also lets you control your camera and playback the media files.

Campaign

The Advanced Camera Device is not a finished product that you can buy in the shop, but a DIY project. However, the installation is very simple and no expertise is needed. The casing kit and also the memory card with the operating system can be purchased through the campaign. All necessary electro-components are available from specialist dealers at various providers. 

The fully configured operating system and the qDslrDashboard software can be downloaded for free from the internet. Except for the qDslrDashboard software, the complete operating system is OpenSource and is constantly being further developed.
 

With this Kickstarter campaign you can support the development, enhancement, distribution and production of the casing kit, as well as software development for the Advanced Camera Device.

Housing parts from the Casing Kit (Series status)

Function

No matter if you just started to take pictures, an ambitious amateur photographer or a professional photographer, we all have the goal to develop ourselves photographically. So that you can expand your creativity and bring the irretrievable moments home safely, we have developed a mobile device for you.

Camera control is via the popular qDslrDashboard software, which allows you to do, bulb exposure, custom bracketing, focusstacking, time-lapse photography, and more. But maybe you just want to set the right aperture and trigger the camera at the right moment via the LiveView. All this and much more is possible with the Advanced Camera Device.

You have captured the most beautiful moments of your unforgettable vacation and in the end your photos and video are irrecoverably gone, because the memory card broke or the camera was stolen. With the Advanced Camera Device you can easily backup your data via the integrated SD cardreader, USB port or Wifi to the internal SSD. An M.2 SATA SSD modules with a size of 16GB to 2TB can be installed. Due to the modular design of the memory can also be exchanged later and thus increased. The integrated SSD can be easily connected to a PC like an external SSD. The upload and download of the data can also be done via LAN or Wifi via the integrated FTP server.

The memory of the Advanced Camera Device can be used not only for data backup but also for media playback. Just save your unencrypted favorite movie in MPEG4 format on the SSD. With an HDMI cable and a Bluetooth keyboard, you can connect the Advanced Camera Device to the TV and play the movie or slide show (even RAW).

Dimensions | ACD-Casing

Use

Operation is via the 4 "touch display or if the HDMI connection is used via a Bluetooth or USB keyboard / mouse. The device must be powered via the micro USB port. It can be used to a power adapter, USB charger or a power bank. Please note the purchase recommendations for Multimedia4Linux. The connection to the camera takes place via a USB cable or via Wifi.

Supported camera

Most Canon, Sony and Nikon DSLR / DSLM cameras are supported. More detailed information can be found on the Multimedia4Linux, qDslrDashboard and gphoto Homepage.

With the SD card reader you can copy all pictures and videos on the ssd. With a micro SD adapter you can also backup the data from the micro SD card of your ActionCam, Drone or Smartphone.

Delivery Advanced Camera Device Casing Kit

  • 1x Casing lower part (3D printed, Polyamid, black dyed)
  • 1x Casing top part (3D printed, Polyamid, black dyed)
  • 1x Flap (3D printed, Polyamid, black dyed)
  • 1x Power LED Glas (3D printed, transparent)
  • 1x Cardreader LED Glas (3D printed, transparent)
  • 1x 1/4” - 20 UNC Nut
  • 4x Spacer 8 mm, M2.5
  • 4x Spacer 12 mm, M2.5
  • 8x Screw M2,5x8
  • Printed assembly instruction with parts list

Required electronics components for the ACD (additionally)

We are ready for production

The Advanced Camera Device project was launched at the end of 2018. We have now built several prototypes and carried out various tests. The casing is ready for professorial 3D printing in small series. We're looking for a professional 3D printer because we think of a small series, not mass production. The housing costs are therefore not comparable to the usual Raspberry Pi housings from mass production. 

Here is a photo of the current state of the device (Housing parts from the professions 3D printing process). The quality is in no way inferior to a mass-produced housing. 

With the housing kit you can of course also realize other Raspberry Pi projects that use the HyperPixel 4 display.

Cost comparison

A rough cost calculation can be found at  https://www.multimedia4linux.de/images/acd-1/ACD_Calculation.pdf 

A comparison with similar products, but limited functionality can be found under  https://www.multimedia4linux.de/index.php/8-dslr-wiki/147-markuebersicht-mobile-backup-systeme-fuer-fotografen

The cost calculation and the comparison shows that the device is cheap, although the housing is not so cheap and even with more features.

We would appreciate your support and recommendation so that we can realize the project.

Risks and challenges

The plastic casing parts are dyed black. Due to the production, there may be slight color differences between the parts. In addition, it may be that parts are not perfectly evenly black. We try to keep the defects as small as possible and to deliver perfect quality Made in Germany.

We totally believe in the idea. For the technical perspective we definitely know what is possible and so on.
BUT we are NO martketing-guys. Therefore we hope that our explanations are easy to understand and the benefit is as clear as it is for us.

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