ProbesTools is an open access project that publishes all of its research. This development library contains all of the alternative and legacy versions of TaskCams and VisionCams that have been produced during the project, available for those who would like to explore and develop their own ProbeTools and for those maintaining older devices.


TaskCam Development Library

The current TaskCam uses second generation hardware based on our TaskCam Arduino Shield. Previous versions are TaskCam are documented here and available to everyone to download and modify. Although these designs and hardware have been superseded, they are archived here for the curious and those maintaining legacy TaskCams.

In addition, we have also added some alternative designs for TaskCam 2.0. Some of these are more developed than others and so each design contains a description of the intended usage and details of any known issues.

TaskCam Prototype    This was one of our first designs for a TaskCam using standard parts including the legendary Nokia 3310 screen.  more

TaskCam Prototype

This was one of our first designs for a TaskCam using standard parts including the legendary Nokia 3310 screen. more

3D Printed TaskCam mark one    This camera uses our first generation Arduino shield and Linksprite JPG camera.  more

3D Printed TaskCam mark one

This camera uses our first generation Arduino shield and Linksprite JPG camera. more

Paper TaskCam mark one    This a paper clad version of our first generation TaskCam.  more

Paper TaskCam mark one

This a paper clad version of our first generation TaskCam. more

 
3D TaskCam 2, long    Like the Paper TaskCam 2 long, this design houses the unseparated TaskCam Arduino Shield in a lightweight, clip together 3D print  more

3D TaskCam 2, long

Like the Paper TaskCam 2 long, this design houses the unseparated TaskCam Arduino Shield in a lightweight, clip together 3D print more

Paper TaskCam 2, matchbox    The most pared back TaskCam uses only the camera module and coin cell battery to create a match-box sized Cultural Probe camera  more

Paper TaskCam 2, matchbox

The most pared back TaskCam uses only the camera module and coin cell battery to create a match-box sized Cultural Probe camera more

3D Printed TaskCam 2, lightweight frame   An alternative configuration of the TaskCam Arduino Shield housed in a lightweight 3D printed shell and lasercut acrylic cover  more

3D Printed TaskCam 2, lightweight frame
An alternative configuration of the TaskCam Arduino Shield housed in a lightweight 3D printed shell and lasercut acrylic cover more


VisionCam Development Library

Compact VisionCam and VisionCam Tall are fully developed 3D printed casings for Raspberry Pi based ProbeTool cameras, however there were many other ideas and configurations were explored during the design process that are available here for everyone to download, modify and build. These designs are not quite perfect but form the starting point for others to use and improve upon either as ProbeTools or simply as housings for Raspberry Pi cameras. Each design features a description of intended usage and details of any known issues.

Rotating Camera    This was one of our first designs for a Raspberry Pi based ProbeTool camera, using a touch screen Pi hat, and unique ball & socket fixing for the camera mount  m  ore

Rotating Camera

This was one of our first designs for a Raspberry Pi based ProbeTool camera, using a touch screen Pi hat, and unique ball & socket fixing for the camera mount more

Mr Potatohead    This camera is a homage to the classic toy in using numerous accessories to reconfigure the personality of the basic housing .  more

Mr Potatohead

This camera is a homage to the classic toy in using numerous accessories to reconfigure the personality of the basic housing . more

Threaded Case Camera    This housing features four threaded sockets that allow a number of accessories to be attached, enabling the camera to be used in different situations.  more

Threaded Case Camera

This housing features four threaded sockets that allow a number of accessories to be attached, enabling the camera to be used in different situations. more

 
Camera with Lasercut Attachments    Structurally similar to the Extruded Lens Camera, this housing includes lasercut acrylic elements that make the camera easier to position at different angles on flat surfaces while increasing hanging possibilties.  more

Camera with Lasercut Attachments

Structurally similar to the Extruded Lens Camera, this housing includes lasercut acrylic elements that make the camera easier to position at different angles on flat surfaces while increasing hanging possibilties. more

Selfie Camera with Lasercut Attachments    Following on from the Lasercut Attachment Camera, this camera sees that adoption of the selfie format favoured in final designs of VisionCam..  more

Selfie Camera with Lasercut Attachments

Following on from the Lasercut Attachment Camera, this camera sees that adoption of the selfie format favoured in final designs of VisionCam.. more

Tall Box Camera    This is a complex housing constructed from three 3D printed parts which orienate the Raspberry Pi and screen perpendicular to each other, requiring a set of jumper wires to connect the input/output pins of the adjacent boards..  more

Tall Box Camera

This is a complex housing constructed from three 3D printed parts which orienate the Raspberry Pi and screen perpendicular to each other, requiring a set of jumper wires to connect the input/output pins of the adjacent boards.. more

 
Compact Box Camera    Based on the Tall Box Camera, this housing is constructed from four 3D printed parts, whose production method forms the basis for the later 3D printed TaskCams.  more

Compact Box Camera

Based on the Tall Box Camera, this housing is constructed from four 3D printed parts, whose production method forms the basis for the later 3D printed TaskCams. more

 
Camera with Battery Holder - Type A    This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel, it features hooks and a ledge for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands.  more

Camera with Battery Holder - Type A

This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel, it features hooks and a ledge for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands. more

 
Hooked Case Camera    his housing is made from 3D printed front and rear shells. The integrated hooks are for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands in various configurations..  more

Hooked Case Camera

his housing is made from 3D printed front and rear shells. The integrated hooks are for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands in various configurations.. more

 
Wavy Threaded Case Camera    This housing has a distinct wrap around texture and a threaded socket allowing for an accessory to be attached.  more

Wavy Threaded Case Camera

This housing has a distinct wrap around texture and a threaded socket allowing for an accessory to be attached. more

Camera with Lasercut Hanger - Type A    This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel. The panel features perforations for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands, hooks for wrapping the USB power cable and a hole for hanging the camera itself.  more

Camera with Lasercut Hanger - Type A

This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel. The panel features perforations for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands, hooks for wrapping the USB power cable and a hole for hanging the camera itself. more

 
Camera with Battery Holder - Type B    This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel, it features hooks and a ledge for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands. On this version, the Pi end of the USB power cable is captive inside the housing..  more

Camera with Battery Holder - Type B

This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel, it features hooks and a ledge for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands. On this version, the Pi end of the USB power cable is captive inside the housing.. more

 
Selfie Camera with Hooked Case    This version was one of the first in the development of the VisionCam to flip the camera to the selfie format, coinciding with the development of the timelaspe VisionCam software.  more

Selfie Camera with Hooked Case

This version was one of the first in the development of the VisionCam to flip the camera to the selfie format, coinciding with the development of the timelaspe VisionCam software. more

 
Accessories    A collection of threaded parts that screw into cameras featuring threaded sockets.  more

Accessories

A collection of threaded parts that screw into cameras featuring threaded sockets. more

Camera with Lasercut Hanger - Type B    This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel. The panel features perforations for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands, hooks for wrapping the USB power cable and a hook for hanging the camera itself..  more

Camera with Lasercut Hanger - Type B

This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and a lasercut acrylic rear panel. The panel features perforations for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands, hooks for wrapping the USB power cable and a hook for hanging the camera itself.. more

 
Camera with Battery Holder - Type C    This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and rear panel. The integrated rear panel prongs are for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands..  more

Camera with Battery Holder - Type C

This housing is made from a 3D printed shell and rear panel. The integrated rear panel prongs are for attaching a USB battery with cable ties or elastic bands.. more

 
Extruded Lens Camera    Structurally similar to the Threaded Case Camera, this housing makes a feature on the lens body and has four threaded sockets that allow a number of accessories to be attached.  more

Extruded Lens Camera

Structurally similar to the Threaded Case Camera, this housing makes a feature on the lens body and has four threaded sockets that allow a number of accessories to be attached. more