20 May '16, 11pm

Networked Solar Birdhouses Deep in the Woods

[Oitzu] in Germany wrote in to let us know about a series of short but very informative blog posts in which he describes building a series of solar-powered, networked birdhouses with the purpose of spying on the life that goes on within them. He made just one at first, then expanded to a small network of them. They work wonderfully, and [Oitzu]’s documentation will be a big help to anyone looking to implement any of the same elements – which include a Raspberry Pi in one unit as a main gateway, multiple remote units in other birdhouses taking pictures and sending those to the Pi over an nRF24L01+ based radio network, and having the Pi manage uploading those images using access to the mobile network. All with solar power. Original Raspberry Pi based unit with Pi Noir camera Hardware that needs to keep itself running in the middle of the woods has a different set of problems...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/05/20/making-solar-powered-netwo...

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Networked Solar Birdhouses Deep in the Woods

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