Redweb Labs are the innovation team of the UK based digital agency with innovation at their heart. The focus of the team is to explore, experiment and excite.
Custom plastic casing
The Haiku camera is built from a Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi camera module, Adafruit thermal printer, two port USB battery pack and various smaller components. This required a custom case designed to fit all of the components within but which still allowed access for updates, improvements and repairs. Having heard about Barclays Eagle Labs, Head of innovation, David Burton, visited the Bournemouth maker space to prototype the casing. After an initial adjustment to accommodate all of the wiring and the addition of side struts to add protection, the Haiku Camera was built.
Further haikus and the pictures that inspired them can be seen on twitter @haikucamera
Redwebs Lab are now working on a sister app that will let anyone send in a photograph to the Haiku Camera and receive poetry back. However, they believe cognitive services are becoming so good there are plenty of possibilities to use them in client work, whether it is automatically generating image alt text or real time translation of video playback.