We have two chickens, and their coop is located at the back of the garden. Looking for a project idea for element14’s Going Green challenge, I decided to build a Pi-based streaming device to check on the chickens and check for eggs.
The idea is to use a Pi Zero with Pi NoIR and a set of IR LEDs which can be enabled/disabled on demand.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.