Raspberry Pi boards are incredible computing devices, able to capture—and even process—video or still images with an optional camera module. The V2 camera that replaced the original version in 2016 features an 8-megapixel sensor, and can capture 1080p video at 30 FPS, or 702p at 60 FPS if you’d like to slow things down.
Like the Pi itself, this camera has good specs at a reasonable price, but it doesn’t come with such niceties as a case or a standard cabling. Instead, it uses a small ribbon cable; good if you’d like to stuff everything in your own enclosure, but not so great if you’d like to use it in a remote sensing application.
For this purpose, Petit Studio has come up with an adapter that lets you use an HDMI cable as an extension. It uses short ribbon cables to connect to the ‘Pi and camera, and adapters route the signal through an HDMI cable. The system works with both V1 and V2 cameras, opening up remote use possibilities where the cable might have to endure some light abuse.
If this seems interesting, you’re not alone. As seen here it was actually ranked #3 on Tindie’s list of top-selling products in terms of sales as of August!