long before this contest I came up with the idea to build a trail cam for my garden. Lots of animals seam to be around while I am sleeping at night, like hedgehogs and martens.
So in order to see something at night with the IR camera of the raspberry pi I had to install some IR leds. So I build my own IR LED shield. The cutout in the middle is for the camera.
In this contest I want to develop the idea of an trail cam even further.
I want to use the Cypress board sensor data to display it on the captured images. So on the one hand I can use it as a trail cam, but also as a kind of weather station, showing the outside temperatures and humidity on the images.
The images can be wirelessly send to my phone via wifi.
I have designed a 3D model for the IR CAM Pi Shield in the tool DesignSpark Mechanical.
Here you can see it fully assembled:
- adding sensors: motion detection, light sensors, ... (via the Cypress board)
- adding Python software to the Raspberry Pi
- field tests
- see some cute night active animals :)