D3b: Portal Cam

Portal Cam is an exploration to bring more community awareness in the CodeLab. In this iteration, I focused on making it more easy to use. Inspired by the Polaroid instant camera, I build a camera case with a button that resembles the shutter button on the camera so the users can intuitively understand the design. 

During the test period, several people in the lab tried it. And they can operate the camera easily. And most of them were surprised when another person’s picture printed out. Generally, they thought it was an interesting experience.

The camera consists of  a Raspberry Pi, a thermal receipt printer by Adafruit, and a USB Webcam. You can find the complete code on my Github.



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