As the builders moved on to the Clonevin Park site Mr Cleland, Mr Napier and Mr Finney decided to build a system that would document the journey through time-lapse. Much like our previous venture capturing the Eco Garden, a Raspberry Pi computer and camera module were mounted on the roof of the existing building in the shell of an old security camera. Mr Murphy in the Technology department helped us to fabricate a custom mount for the camera.
Using a Power over Ethernet “HAT” the Pi can receive power and network connection through a single Ethernet cable. The Raspberry Pi was programmed to capture a photo every 15 minutes during daylight hours and then automatically upload the photos to the network at the end of each day.
Subsequently our courageous Head of Maintenance Mr McCutcheon and Mr Finney ventured onto the school roof to fit the device, lining it up for the perfect view of the building site while Mr Napier shouted “left a bit, right a bit” from the warmth and safety of the classroom below.
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