My projects and ramblings

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Thursday, March 30 2017 @ 11:30 PM BST

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Key fob camera modifications


The key fob camera will be ideal for my project. It will provide the ability to take a picture or record video.
All I need to do is modify it so that I can control it with an Arduino. To do this I need to electronicaly press the buttons and know what state the camera is in.

I plan to do this by bypassing the buttons with opto couplers and to check the state I will use a light resistant resistor or similar device over the status led.
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Nature Camera - Arduino PIR video camera

Having seen a number of nature programs on tv recently and the use of automatic cameras and video recorders capturing images of animals after dark. I wondered how difficult it would be to knock up one of my own.

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.