The HDMIPi KickStarter campaign continues. We still have 19 days to run and there’s one more KS Pi record within reach. BrickPi had 1,702 backers. We currently have 1,627 backers at the time of starting to write this. With 19 days still left, you’d have to think it’s quite reachable.
If we can raise another £10,000, we’ll have doubled the previous record amount for a Raspberry Pi KickStarter project (previously held by BrickPi).
Neither of these are why we “did” HDMIPi, though, and we’ve already exceeded our expectations. Records are nice, but not important. We want there to be an affordable Hi-Def HDMI screen out there on the market. And now, there’s going to be one.
Obviously, with me being quite a well-known
big-mouth blogger in Raspberry Pi circles, and with HDMIPi being designed for and aimed at Pi users, we’ve had quite good reach into the Pi community.
HDMIPi can be used with DSLRs
But the HDMIPi screen has applications wider than just the Raspberry Pi. One of these is use with Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras (DSLRs). So, to show those guys that HDMIPi can be of use to them as well, I’ve put together a ‘quick and dirty’ RasPi.TV-style demo of using HDMIPi with my Nikon D90, which has a mini-HDMI socket. Theoretically, any camera with an HDMI connection should be able to us HDMIPi as a low cost screen (no Pi needed).
Please feel free to point your camera-toting buddies in the direction of the video or the HDMIPi KickStarter campaign itself