The OTTO camera is the first commercial product to use this new computer module and has apps that increase its capabilities.

The creation of smartphone apps has allowed phones to have more potential than anyone likely ever thought possible. Voice recordings, virtual personal assistants, and photo editing options all began as apps and are now basic features for smartphones. Until now, cameras were the one electronic device that haven’t taken full advantage of apps. OTTO is changing that.

OTTO is a customizable camera that comes with a number of built-in modes, including a GIF maker, a meme mode, time lapse capability and a photo booth option. In addition, it can use USB or WiFi to attach Arduino boards which grant users access to hundreds of apps which offer additional features. Despite being an actual camera, OTTO automatically shares your images to your phone via a companion app, so people will still get digital versions of their photos. The app allows you to make tweaks to the camera, so that you can extend and hack its capabilities.

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