I’ve attempted to detail the various components that go into making a Trail Camera, and my thoughts about options for custom designs.
The glue that hangs it all together: Some sort of processing device. I’m going to use a Raspberry Pi mini computer (RaspPi). I’ve been tinkering with these for a while and there’s loads of stuff out there that you can do. My projects have been limited mainly to video streaming nest boxes and timelapse movie creation, however this project will expand to include relays, voltage conversion and MQTT messaging (more later).
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