The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive little computer-on-a-board with a low-power processor, an Ethernet port, and HDMI output. If you want a video input, y0u can buy an optional camera accessory… but if you want to go a bit further a team of developers is crowd-funding a project to create an HDMI input board that would let you capture video from a variety of sources. The HDMI input boards will sell for $99 and up if the project meets its $15,000 Kickstarter funding goal.
The Raspberry Pi has proven itself to be an interesting computing device that does not cost more than a posh meal at a Michelin starred restaurant, and yet it is full well capable of delivering a decent entry level computing experience for those who have the technical know how of fixing it up. In the past, we have seen various upgrades introduced to the Raspberry Pi, where the most recent one was a sound card, although a camera add-on was also spoken of a couple of years ago. This time around, it seems that a team of developers has the dream of seeing an HDMI input being thrown into the mix so that you are able to use the Raspberry Pi and capture video from a wide range of sources.