Anyone searching for an Arduino project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in a new motion activated wildlife camera constructed using the Adafruit Feather M0 development board. Created by Patrick Moffitt instructions to help you create your very own have been kindly published to Github, offering detailed photographs, code, component lists, wiring diagrams and advice.
Patrick explains a little more about the inspiration behind the camera and how it was built. “I’ve long wanted to play with an automatic wildlife camera just for the fun of it. We have lots of deer in our neighborhood and this camera is intended to take pictures of them eating my wife’s garden . This is a firmware application written in C++ using Arduino and Adafruit libraries. It sleeps in low power mode until, activated by the motion sensor, it takes a picture. Images are posted to io.adafruit.com using the REST API.”
“There’s also the fact that this project uses a TTL serial camera that speaks the VC0706 protocol. Programming the device driver gave me the opportunity to learn how to command the camera to:
– Display the boot message and firmware version,
– Change baud rates,
– Change the JPEG compression,
– Take a picture, and
– Upload pictures.
To build your very own motion activated wildlife camera using Arduino and a weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs follow the links below.
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