Adafruit Narrative teardown reveals AT91SAM9G25

The Narrative Clip is a tiny, automatic 5 megapixel camera paired with an app that offers users access to a “photographic memory” which is both searchable and shareable.


Weighing in at 20 grams (0.7 oz) and measuring 36x36x9 mm (1.42×1.42×0.35 inches), Narrative boasts a storage capacity of 4,000 pictures and a two-day battery life. The device also features a double-tap function to more easily capture images, automatic sleep upon being placed face down, a specially coded companion smartphone app (iOS/Android) and cloud storage options.

Recently, the Adafruit crew conducted a detailed teardown of the device — confirming it is indeed powered by Atmel’s AT91SAM9G25 ARM-based microprocessor (MPU).

Additional confirmed specs include:

  • SanDisk SDIN7DU2-8G Flash card
  • Linear LTC3557 USB power manager with Li-Ion charger and three step-down regulators
  • ST LIS3DH 3-axis accelerometer
  • CellGuide ACLYS GPS module
  • TI LC07A hex level shifter
  • 125mAh lipoly battery

Interested in learning more about the $279 Narrative? You can check out the product’s official page here.

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