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November 7, 2014 AT 5:00 am

RasPi Timelapse Rig to Capture Hatching of Endangered Tuatara #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

RasPi Timelapse Rig to Capture Hatching of Endangered Tuatara #piday, from Hackaday Projects:

Ok so a few weeks ago I was asked to film the hatching of a endangered species of reptile called a Tuatara. It isn’t often that you get a chance actually be involved in this sort of project. So needless to say I said yup I am happy to do it. Then I was told what the restrictions were….. first problem was they are in an incubator, I was thinking incubator as in the sort we see on TV with windows and such so it would be easy to pop a camera on the side focus thru a window and ta-dah video footage complete, job done, but no! No windows or no light.. The space is a temperature and humidity controlled space. So time to think laterally. I had a friend who used Raspberry pi’s and had rav’d about how cool they were. I had been tinkering with the idea of getting one for home and having a bit of a play. I had seen online that there was an NoIR camera for cheap. lots of testing and playing …

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