A Chicken Incubation System with Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
There are a lot of things you can do with eggs other than break them to make omelette or stain them with bright colors and hide them from children. If you get the right eggs, and take care of them properly, you could have yourself some new friends. Here’s more from Raspberry Pi Blog:
When you’re hatching eggs, there are a few variables you’ll need to keep an eye on. There’s heat, which in this incubator is controlled by a light bulb (the box is polystyrene, so it’s well insulated) and an old CPU fan. Dennis needs to make sure the box is humid enough – that’s what the sponges are doing in the picture above, while a hygrometer attached to the Pi checks for humidity levels – and he turns the eggs manually two or three times a day, which is vital for a successful hatch. (He says that he’s hoping to automate the turning for the next batch of eggs he raises in this incubator.) Temperatures and humidity are captured on the live stream (this is a static image: click on the picture for the real stream on Dennis’ website).
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