Building a Bee Cam – Where do I start?

My son’s school have a large bee project going on, it started a couple of years ago and they now have a website in place, some hives and a big interest from the kids as well as a the mandatory twitter account @broomleybees.

When the project first started I made the mistake of mentioning I’d just built a raspberry pi powered camera for guinea pigs┬áto Jilly who has been behind this great project. ┬áObviously, as any good project manager would do she hasn’t let me forget my offer of getting involved. ┬áThe challenge has been finding time but we’re finally there, so what are we trying to do? Well here it is: Continue reading “Building a Bee Cam – Where do I start?”

Time-lapse photography using the Raspberry Pi Camera

This is my first project using my Raspberry Pi camera, we had a need to monitor our new Guinea Pigs and while my girlfriend was away I thought I’d use the Raspberry Pi camera to do this. ┬áThe project provides the following functionality:

  • Take a photo every x seconds
  • Collate photos into a timelapse video
  • upload the video to you-tube

Additional functions I added whilst I developed the system were: