Camera Module for Raspberry Pi now available to buy in the UK

The long awaited camera module add-on for the diminutive Raspberry Pi computer is finally available to buy in the UK as of today.

RS Components and Premier Farnell/Element14, the two key stockists for the Pi itself here in the UK, will be stocking the new add-on from May 14th. Priced at £19.24, the module costs a little more than the Type A board Pi itself, which is the version with 256MB of RAM.

We’ve been following the development of the camera module since its inception last year, with the Raspberry Pi Foundation working alongside OmniVision to develop a 5 megapixel sensor that can be used with the Pi board for various applications.

A camera module will bring about many more ideas for development with the Raspberry Pi, with developers out there already proposing some awesome ideas revolving around robotics and augmented reality.

Those who have been tinkering around with their Raspberry Pi for some time will no doubt find the setup of the camera module nice and easy, but just in case, a helpful video has been posted by the Foundation. The ribbon cable on the module slots into the port between Ethernet and HDMI on your board, then you’ll need to set up the software after booting into Raspbian.

Check out the video below and head to the official blog for the software setup info.