Nature Camera - Arduino PIR video camera
Friday, May 14 2010 @ 07:09 PM BST
I can then place it in the back garden or the local woods and see if I can catch a glimpse of the local wildlife after dark.
I have previously built a bird box containing a wireless video camera and a receiver hooked up to a tv set.
It cost a fraction of the price of the commercial items and has allowed us to succesfully watch Blue tits nest, lay eggs, the chicks hatch and develop.
I came across a very cheap video and stills spy camera built into a car key alarm fob.
I realised that this would make an ideal video and picture capture device for my project.
I could also modify it for IR and provide a IR light source for after dark
Lots of information on these devices here:
For control Im using the Arduino prototyping environment.
The PIR is going to be the Sparkfun ePIR using the serial interface so I can use the built in functions such as adjusting the sensitivity.
Ill post my progress here and try and give as much detail as I can.