Showing posts with label hardware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hardware. Show all posts

Thursday 16 May 2013

Raspberry Pi camera hardware for 25 Euro

After months of waiting and after significant delay, the camera hardware for the Raspberry Pi is now available at retailers for just under € 25 excluding postage and is almost the same price as the Raspberry Pi Model A. Several guides have also been posted as well as some examples of uses. It has been nearly six months since the camera for the Raspberry Pi has made its first appearance for the general public, it was in November 2012 at the Electronica 2012 show. It was a question of finalizing the software part that was clearly not yet ready. This now seems to be the case since the two official distributors of Raspberry Pi and RS Components, offer this small module for sale. Rate side, it takes a little less than 25 € in both cases excluding postage. As a reminder, this optical sensor has a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels, 5 megapixels for photos. On the video side, the 1080p is supported at 30 frames per second (fps) and can go up to 60 fps in 720p and 90 fps at 480p.In order to exploit at best the Raspberry Pi Foundation offers us a short guide detailing how to enable support for the camera Raspbian the Linux distribution dedicated to this mini machine. You will also find some examples of how to simply capture a photo or video. For its part, the company has made a small DesignSpark video "Time-Lapse" which gives a small idea of what it can achieve.

Thursday 22 November 2012

Gila a mouse for gamers with 12 buttons

    Genius has just lifted the veil on a new mouse namely Gila. This model has been designed for gamers and has twelve buttons, as well as a sensor that can reach a resolution of 8200 DPI. Typical wired mouse Gila has a USB cable with a length of 1.8 meters. Her measurements are 114 x 72 x 44 mm and weighs 197 grams which is heavier than the old Logitech MX 1000.

     This mouse has a slightly rounded hull so as to match the best shape of the hand. The presence of depression on both sides allows better support to the fingers. Over clocking Core SG II offers a resolution of 200 DPI and 8200 DPI which can be changed on the fly via two buttons and the default levels are yet to be provided by the manufacturer. It supports a maximum acceleration of 30 G. Apart from the usual click buttons left, right and dial there or two more buttons on the left and seven on the top of the mouse. The sniper button helps us to apply a very low resolution to be more precise in certain game and purposes. Apart from those the mouse has an internal memory of 34 KB.

Sunday 18 November 2012

Zalman Reserator 3 for CPU cooling

Though CES 2013 is not going to open its doors until next January 8, Zalman has already released their two new cooling systems for CPUs namely The FX100 and Reserator Cube 3. For the former, it is a heat sink that is fan less, while the second is simply a water-cooling kit all-in-one that should somewhat innovate in CPU cooling. On the one hand, FX100 Cube ensures that the cooling of the processor, as it will be fan less. It is of Fan less Tech and its dimensions are 150 x 150 x 157.5 mm, a weight of 880 grams. Know that it is compatible with processors with "TDP" (Thermal Design Power) does not exceed 77 W, and can cool a Core i7 3770k from Intel. Its sink consists of a massive block of aluminum fins and heat pipes ten a thickness of 6 mm. As we can see below, the four edges of the sink are plastic. In addition, we point out the presence of a grid plate mesh on top which suggests a light blue or red LED.

 The Reserator 3 Zalman water cooling is an all-in-one quite original and equally innovative. Unlike the previous two models Reserator which took place outside of the box, it is fixed within a slot fan. Although its composition is classical since the waterblock and pump, pipes, sink and fan all are together. However, this design is unusual and gives some surprises. Indeed, unlike kits from Corsair, Antec, Enermax or those were from CoolIT and Asetek.

 Unfortunately, we note that the pipes seem particularly short, forcing probably install the heat sink fan on a location to the rear of the housing, or on the top where the distance to the socket is not too large which is the main disadvantage. Speaking of the sink, its shape changes completely what we have seen so far, since it is circular. Thus, the fan (blue LED) takes place at the center of the fins in a recess. To discover all the technical characteristics of these two innovations which are very interesting we have to wait another two months for CES2013.