RES.2-006 | Summer 2016 | High School

Girls Who Build Cameras

Digital Cameras


Students are given an overview of the technology behind making a digital camera work, from the image sensor to the lens. The activities include building a Raspberry Pi camera and programming it to take a picture.

“Intro to Digital Cameras”

Alex Lorman, Engineer, Photographer

Lecture Slides (PDF - 1.2MB)


Assembly Instructions (PDF)

Camera Instructions (PDF)

Camera Code Instructions (PDF - 1.6MB)

Setting Up SSH (PDF)

Camera Code Instructions for Volunteers (PDF)

Program a Raspberry Pi Camera (PDF)


Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Picam Module

Bill of Materials (XLSX)


Python Code for Raspberry Pi (PY)

Lasercut Files for Camera

Learning Resource Types
Lecture Videos
Image Gallery
Lecture Notes
Activity Assignments with Examples
Programming Assignments with Examples
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