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.
Crowdfunding would be the vehicle of choice here in order to raise up the necessary funds required to make HDMI input a reality for the Raspberry Pi, and these HDMI input boards will go on sale for $99 a pop should the project be able to meet its $15,000 Kickstarter funding goal. Should it end up as a reality, just about anything that sports an HDMI output is capable of being connected to the HDMI input module.
Three kinds of board versions are being looked into at this point in time, with the $129 Loop through model boasting all the features of the $99 basic model, in addition to HDMI video output. As for the $149 Deluxe model, it will also be able to support analog audio input, headphone audio output, an IR receiver and optional IR transmitter amongst others.