[ Date Index ] [ Thread Index ] [ <= Previous by date / thread ] [ Next by date / thread => ]
I’d love to come down there, but it’s quite a long way from me (I’m out in the sticks near Holsworthy), so I doubt I’ll make it there – wherever it is – if you use the non-flash site there’s no address mentioned anywhere – not good for any kind of business.
(If it is there and I just didn’t see it – it’s still not visible enough J)
I setup a small bird watching RasPi a while back – it was just a Logitech webcam stuck on the Pi, with Motion running on Raspbian. It was a great starting point – virtually worked straight away.
The biggest problem I had was with power and making the whole thing weather proof… in the end the project fizzled out as the birds abandoned the nest…
Anyway – some pointers:
If you’re using batteries, a Model A’s uses less power: http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/02/running-a-raspberry-pi-from-6-aa-batteries/
The Pi’s Camera module uses less power than a webcam (and 1 less USB port…), but I’ve not tried Motion with it
You will need to steal a decent Tupperware container to put the Pi in, to make sure it doesn’t get wet J
Setup Motion to write data to a non-volatile location – by default (I think) it puts all the videos / photos in /tmp, so when you power it off it’s all gone…
Hope that helps…
Perhaps i will put a suggestion forward about the website! I think someone from the local community built for them!!
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Gordon Henderson <gordon+lug@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, 8 Nov 2013, daniel Phillips wrote:
Hi i'm daniel, i am putting out some feelers to see if anyone would like to
-- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG http://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq