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Posted: Feb 07, 2013
Creators of Raspberry Pi computer announce $25 camera module
(Nanowerk News) Low-cost computer maker Raspberry Pi announced yesterday it will be releasing a bare-bones camera module that will sell for $25.
Like Raspberry Pi's $35 computer, which is essentially a souped-up circuit board the size of a credit card, the stripped down camera is designed for educational purposes and to let digital tinkerers tweak it to their hearts' content.
Raspberry Pi camera module
Details are still sketchy, but here is what the team wrote on their blog:
"Of course, Model A is not the only new bit of hardware we’re releasing in 2013. JamesH just sent me these pictures of the forthcoming camera board to whet your appetite. This is the final hardware; we’ve been working on tuning (Gert tells me that picture quality is “pretty good” at the moment, but we’re hoping to get it to “bleedin’ marvellous” before we release the hardware), and there is some work to do on the drivers, but everything’s looking pretty peachy for the moment. I don’t have a release date for you yet, but we’re probably at least a month away (and possibly more) from being able to sell these at the moment."