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Raspberry Pi shows off an AI-powered camera kit at Embedded World 2024

Last Updated on April 10, 2024
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Even though the Embedded World 2024 exhibition has just begun, Raspberry Pi has been quick to showcase the latest technology they’ve got on the horizon. This includes a brand-new AI-powered camera kit, that’s built off of a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.

The Raspberry Pi AI Camera, shown off by Tam Hanna on YouTube, features a 12MP Sony IMX500. The camera is sensor-based and has a 76-degree field of view. As mentioned above, it’s built with a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. The sneak preview kit was shown off at the Embedded World 2024 exhibition, where attendees could check it out. The camera appears to be designed for AI-based projects, like AI computer vision projects. The video shows Hanna using the camera to track people in the demo.

An AI-powered Raspberry Pi camera kit is on its way using a Sony IMX500

The camera is the first technology that’s come from the collaboration Raspberry Pi entered into with Sony since their investment in 2023. The camera is notably quite different from the Raspberry Pi Camera Module v3. The module, which introduced the auto focus feature, used a Sony IMX708 sensor instead of the Sony IMX500. It seems to be a good improvement, as shown in Hanna’s video the camera is able to track people at 30 frames per second.

The kit also includes 200mm of flat flex cables. These are compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, so they’ll be good to go as soon as you open the kit.

There are always fun projects for enthusiasts to enjoy with Raspberry Pi, and this AI camera kit looks promising. While it’s just been shown off in a sneak preview, there are plenty of possibilities already available through just the demo. Considering the tiny size of the technology, 30 fps is nothing to bat your eyes at. This camera kit will be great for enthusiasts to get their hands on.

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