Bigshot Do-It-Yourself Digital Camera Kit
• Build your own fully working digital camera with LCD screen
• Create the camera from a preassembled PCB module and mechanical parts
• Learn about optics and mechanics
• Fun to assemble with 43 parts
• Great to demonstrate KS4 optics
• Suitable for ages 8+ with supervision
• Charges from a USB socket with the lead supplied, backup power can be supplied via the hand crankHow do I make my camera?
Make this amazing 3MP (2408 x 1536) camera and enjoy taking brilliant shots with flash, timer, panorama and even 3D photo options. No need to worry if you run out of power whilst you’re out and about as the camera has a hand crank to charge up the battery on the go. Get fields of view ranging from 80 degrees for panoramic, 40 degrees for regular photos and 16 degrees for stereo (3D) pictures. Just like a standard camera you have a 1W flash and a 1.4 inch LCD screen to view the images. The camera even has internal flash storage for up to 120 JPEG photos.
What can you see in this kit?
This is a perfect kit for those who are fascinated by cameras. Delve into the inner workings of digital cameras as you assemble it from 43 parts and learn about optics with lens and prisms to capture the image. The camera is also a great introduction to mechanics with its hand crack dynamo that is assembled from gears, axels and a dynamo so you can see how all the moving parts come together. Look through the interactive book to get an understanding of the underlying concepts. No solder or glue is required with this clip together kit.
How do I get the pictures from the camera?
When you’ve assembled your camera and taken some great shots you can then show them off. The Bigshot camera can be connected to a Window PC or Mac and you can transfer you pictures to share, store and print using the free software from the bigshot website. This is the perfect camera for enthusiasts to build and find that perfect shot.
|Number of included parts
|Number of experiments that can be made
|What can be made?
|Computer system requirements
||Windows or Mac
|Age group, if specified
|Power supply requirements
||5V USB (lead included)
||129 mm x 72 mm x 40 mm
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