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These 10 Photos Were Taken With A Tiny $35 Computer

It might not look like much, but Charlie Galliher's entry is a picture of his last 8th grade Raspberry Pi class. "It's a Raspberry Pi tied to helium balloons tethered to the ground," he explains. His students built the operating system, made and ran the camera code, and downloaded the images — all in real time.

These 10 Photos Were Taken With A Tiny $35 Computer
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Mike Cook on his microscopic photo: "Ever seen two plants having sex? The Spirogyia does. Here are two exchanging packets of cells. Note it is a s'Pi'rogyia."

Mike Cook on his microscopic photo: "Ever seen two plants having sex? The Spirogyia does. Here are two exchanging packets of cells. Note it is a s

Matt Inglis ran a wedding photobooth using just a camera and a Raspberry Pi.

Matt Inglis ran a wedding photobooth using just a camera and a Raspberry Pi.

Tommy Mintz used a Python program he created along with a Raspberry Pi computer and a RasPi camera to take this photo, a still from "Animation of the Automated Digital Photo Collage at Pier 62 #9."

Tommy Mintz used a Python program he created along with a Raspberry Pi computer and a RasPi camera to take this photo, a still from "Animation of the Automated Digital Photo Collage at Pier 62 #9."

"I like how the algorithm detects the movement of the shadow in the lower right corner," Mintz said. Check out the animation here.

This Lego-inspired picture was taken by James Mitchell from Berlin Germany.

This Lego-inspired picture was taken by James Mitchell from Berlin Germany.

"Pictures taken with Raspberry Pi NoiR and the normal camera," said runner-up Artur Glogowski.

"Pictures taken with Raspberry Pi NoiR and the normal camera," said runner-up Artur Glogowski.

Cristian Braüchy's Star Wars-themed photo nabbed him a runner-up spot.

Cristian Braüchy

Jay Langhurst's runner-up entry "Garden at Dusk" fittingly includes a raspberry plant, though it's covered in snow.

Jay Langhurst

This bird-themed photo snagged Etienne Cochon a runner-up spot in the contest.

This bird-themed photo snagged Etienne Cochon a runner-up spot in the contest.

The grand prize winner, Andrew Mulholland, on his photo: "Here is my entry. It is a panorama taking robot made out of Lego and a Raspberry Pi with a camera module."

The grand prize winner, Andrew Mulholland, on his photo: "Here is my entry. It is a panorama taking robot made out of Lego and a Raspberry Pi with a camera module."

Check out the rest of the photos Mulholland took with his Raspberry Pi—they're equally amazing.

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