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This is a kit to use a standard HDMI cable between the Raspberry Pi and its camera. The biggest advantages are obviously the range increase, the possibility to use widely available cables, and to use a round and sturdy HDMI cable instead of a flat ribbon. Note that this is just an extension between the camera and the Raspberry Pi. Four additional pins are available, this may become handy to use a few sensors with low current requirement along with your camera. The parts in the kit are shown in the third picture, every board is tested before shipping. This system works with all Raspberry Pi models.

I am using the Pi camera outside the house and close to machinery so I needed a longer and stronger cable with solid connections. Searching the web I did not find anything usable for my application. gas leak los angeles california However a thread on the Raspberry Pi forum gave me the idea to try using an HDMI cable for extension. By comparing the diagram of the Pi Camera connector and HDMI connector one can see that both have four data buses made by pairs of cables with a ground shield. My only work was to put the right cable at the right place!

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First it didn’t work at all with any of the HDMI cables I tried, which was noted in the description that this may happen with cheaper HDMI cables without the proper ground wires. The seller says you can create a ground by putting a strand of solder from one spot on the board to one of the pins on the adapter (see his blog post link at the end of the assembly instructions). The photo he has of this fix is out of date however as he has redesigned the circuit board to have a specific ground connection spot where all you have to do is solder a tiny blob to join a purposely broken connection (looks like 2 small rectangles in the corner of the board).

After I soldered that connection on both circuit boards the camera would work perfectly with any HDMI cable. Since the test was done, now it was time to assemble it all together with the provided spacers and screws. I found this to be extremely annoying because you’re trying to hold a camera, circuit board, ribbon cable, screws, spacers, washers, and nuts all at the same time while trying to tighten the screws. I must have dropped each piece of hardware at least 3 times each. You need 3 pairs of hands to hold everything together because the ribbon cable acts as a spring forcing the camera and adapter apart which is why everything keeps moving around. My partial solution for this was to measure the spacers and rebuild them in 3D to be connected to each other with tabs so that it was a single piece rather than 4 little pieces. After I printed that out, I also printed out the sellers thingiverse model of the case. electricity youtube It was only after trying to assemble everything that I realized that the supplied screws are not going to work with the case because they’re too short. It was going to be next to impossible to find those same type of tiny screws in a longer length here in town, so I ended up rebuilding the case in 3D and modified it so that the screws could just barely work.

Well I bought two of these with good delivery time. No documentation was included just and envelope with bubble bag inside (Not even purchase receipt). I Went to the web site and used product images to figure out the assembly configuration. Even though the configuration is fairly simple, it is not necessarily intuitive and some users would benefit from good quality instructions especially with ribbon cable orientation and cautions. Even a web link in the packaging would be enough. With regards to assembly, working with small screws, nuts and spacers was a little problematic. Custom plastic fasteners with bayonet end clips and integrated spacer to hold camera to cable module would be better in my opinion. A water proof camera case for the HDMI camera cable end assembled module would be a nice addition even with additional cost. The Raspberry Pi computer connection end does not show a way to hold the module so it does not put strain on the ribbon connection. Instructions should show best way to do this with and without a case. I have used a stand off on one of the RPI mounting holes without a case and drilled a hole in case with small standoff with case. electricity production Not sure what other users are doing.

I tried one meter HDMI cables and these all worked well in all cases. The five meter HDMI cables had some problems recognizing the camera but removing a hat assembly and some power consuming USB components allowed the cable to work OK and see the camera. This I believe may be caused by lowered power causing the camera not to be detected. I use good quality power supplies and these were 2.2 amp element 14 adapters per link below.

Well I bought two of these with good delivery time. No documentation was included just and envelope with bubble bag inside (Not even purchase receipt). I Went to the web site and used product images to figure out the assembly configuration. Even though the configuration is fairly simple, it is not necessarily intuitive and some users would benefit from good quality instructions especially with ribbon cable orientation and cautions. gas hydrates india Even a web link in the packaging would be enough. With regards to assembly, working with small screws, nuts and spacers was a little problematic. Custom plastic fasteners with bayonet end clips and integrated spacer to hold camera to cable module would be better in my opinion. A water proof camera case for the HDMI camera cable end assembled module would be a nice addition even with additional cost. The Raspberry Pi computer connection end does not show a way to hold the module so it does not put strain on the ribbon connection. Instructions should show best way to do this with and without a case. f gas certification logo I have used a stand off on one of the RPI mounting holes without a case and drilled a hole in case with small standoff with case. Not sure what other users are doing.

I tried one meter HDMI cables and these all worked well in all cases. The five meter HDMI cables had some problems recognizing the camera but removing a hat assembly and some power consuming USB components allowed the cable to work OK and see the camera. This I believe may be caused by lowered power causing the camera not to be detected. I use good quality power supplies and these were 2.2 amp element 14 adapters per link below.