I really like this Otto prototype photograph that appears on the Next Thing website:
I think this could be the inspiration I needed for my own Raspberry Pi project!
Previously on Rapid Notes
- The SnapPiCam – A Raspberry Pi powered digital camera with Adafruit PiTFT touchscreen and swappable lenses.
- Raspberry Pi Camera Module – Review and tutorial guide.
Firstly, I just found this video from Make’s YouTube channel with Dave Rauchwerk talking about Otto at Maker Faire:
Secondly, I had failed to appreciate that the Raspberry Pi Compute Module was a new thing!
The compute module contains the guts of a Raspberry Pi, as well as a 4Gbyte eMMC Flash device (which is the equivalent of the SD card in the Pi). This is all integrated on to a small 67.6x30mm board which fits into a standard DDR2 SODIMM connector (the same type of connector as used for laptop memory).
So what you are seeing here is a Raspberry Pi shrunk down to fit on a SODIMM with onboard memory, whose connectors you can customise for your own needs.
Which is very cool!