Remote water monitoring with a solar powered Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi @jamesblight
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Earlier this year I finished a prototype for a remote camera which had been sitting on my desk for a couple of months. After bundling it up in a weatherproof enclosure, it was ready to go. A family member’s property in South Australia was the perfect location to test such a device. After roughly 6 months without any maintenance, it’s still going strong, diligently reporting every day.
Farmers can spend many hours a week checking water supplies for their livestock, which is a costly, time-consuming exercise. Remote monitoring can reduce the frequency of physical visits while also providing a more up to date picture of what is happening. Animal welfare is improved by being able to detect water issues faster and not being caught out by a problem that occurs after a physical visit.
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