Pimoroni PIM286 Raspberry Pi Zero W Octo Cam Project Kit

SKU: 75-0788


  • € 49.83
  • Ex. VAT

You're going to love this! From the ocean deep comes a cute cephalopod camera that can stick on the window or sit on a shelf.

The OctoCam kit contains practically everything required for the project, including a Pi Zero W, 5MP camera, an octopus acrylic mount with four suction cups, and a desk stand. The kit takes advantage of the built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth on the Pi Zero W, meaning that there's no longer any need for a USB Wi-Fi dongle.

The OctoCam utilises the compact and capable 5MP Pi Zero camera. It works straight out of the box, with the cable and circuitry all built-in, all you have to do is plug the ribbon cable in to the connector on the Pi Zero W. Your OctoCam will be very busy around the house, there are CCTV duties, recording time lapses for school projects, keep a weather eye on bird feeders or nesting boxes, or even build an amazing pet tracking system.

The kit is simple to assemble and won't take you very long (check out the assembly guide for details). There is a bit more configuration involved in connecting the OctoCam running motionEyeOS to Wi-Fi but comprehensive instructions are contained within the tutorial on setting up motionEyeOS.

The motionEyeOS software makes it simple to set up your OctoCam as a remote camera that you can monitor through any connected web browser. It has all sorts of bells and whistles to trigger photos and videos to be captured when motion is detected, build time lapses, send notifications or tweets, and automatically sync. images to Dropbox or Google Drive.

For more information, tips, projects, and a whole lot more, visit the Pimoroni Learning Centre here.

Kit contents (also requires microSD card - not supplied)
Raspberry Pi Zero W
5MP camera with built-in cable and circuitry
OctoCam acrylic mount, suction cups, desk stand
50cm USB A to micro-B cable
USB A (female) to micro B (male) adaptor
Mini to full-size HDMI adaptor
Male 2 x 20 pin header
Sticker sheet
Comes in a reusable kit box

  • Comes with a Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Take around 30 minutes to assemble (headers require soldering)
  • Requires microSD card (not supplied)
  • Personalise with included sticker sheet
  • HDMI Adaptor
  • USB Adaptor
  • 50cm USB A to micro-B cable

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