I built my own camera with a Raspberry Pi 4

Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge

It’s always been a dream of mine to put my vintage camera lenses to work again, so when the Raspberry Pi Foundation put out a camera system that supported C- and CS-mount lenses, I knew I had to get one and turn it into a custom digital camera. There was only one thing standing in the way: my total and complete lack of coding knowledge.
My plan was to put the new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera inside the body of a toy 35mm camera I had, giving me a way to use my vintage lenses without having to pay for processing film.

The Becca Cam: a camera made with the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera mod.

I used a 3.5-inch touchscreen for the viewfinder.

The USB-C power cable comes out of the…

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