Pi Camera Tumblr GIF-Maker

My latest project is a vintage Brownie camera fitted with a Raspberry Pi that captures three photos and uploads a resulting GIF to my Tumblr page.

In my desire to capture more GIFs (and b-roll of using it) and discover the remaining bugs before publishing the tutorial, I took it to Maker Faire NY today, published the Instructable soon after. The project is based on Python code from Lara’s free Raspberry Pi Class on Instructables.

If I hadn’t gone to Maker Faire, all the GIFs for the project would be like this one:

more GIFs after the jump.

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Easy Brandied Cocktail Cherries

Brandied Cocktail Cherries - Becky Stern

When cherries go on sale, I always whip up at least one batch of brandied cocktail cherries. Find the complete tutorial on Instructables. The recipe is super simple:

1 cup hot water
1/2 cup sugar
Pitted cherries
1 cup brandy
Whole spices like cinnamon, star anise (optional)

These cherries will keep in the fridge for several weeks, and only get better as they soak up the alcohol-sugar mixture, and besides cocktail garnishes, they make a great ice cream topping along with the liquid from the jar.
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