Capturing high-definition video is a challenge for any project, but a great way to see where you’re project has been, especially if it’s something like an autonomous robot or a high-altitude balloon. The downside is that traditional video cameras can be heavy, difficult to mount, and triggering them to record can require some hacking. So why not use a video camera that was designed for hacking? The HackHD is a bare-bones camera that records 1080P video at 30 frames-per-second. Just attach a 3.7V Li-Po battery or other 3.7V source and a pushbutton and you have a fully functional camcorder. Because recording is triggered with a simple button-press, it can easily be controlled using a microcontroller or simple sensor.
Video is recorded onto a microSD card (not included) and the HackHD supports cards up to 32GB. The HackHD also has a composite video output which can be viewed while it’s recording as well as an external audio input which overrides the on-board microphone when used. An LED can be attached to the LED output as an indicator of the camera’s status.
Note: To save you a few bucks, we’re selling just the camera by itself. The included instruction manual mentions a battery holder, pushbutton, LED, SD card, etc. but they are not included. You probably have those things laying around, why pay twice?
Dimensions: 65 x 40 x 25mm
- Resolution: 1080P HD
- Frame Rate: 30 FPS (frames per second)
- Coding: H.264
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- File Format: AVI
- Storage: External microSD Card (2GB - 32GB)
- Lens: 2.5mm (EFL), F2.8, 160 degree (diagonal) wide angle lens
- Control Input: Single contact momentary switch
- Video Output: Composite video
- Status Indicator Output: Single color LED driver
- Power Supply: External 3.7V, 1100mAH minimum
- Power Output: 3.7V DC, 500mAH
- Working Temperature: -10degC to +45degC
- Storage Temperature: -20degC to +70degC
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Documentation and Resources:
- The Maker Revolution
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