Raspberry Pi and ornithologist Jay Wainwright based in the United Kingdom has created a fantastic array of Raspberry Pi nest box camera systems allow you to view the nesting inside the box in amazing detail direct to your Facebook feed. Jay runs a small network of live streaming nest box cameras, with new ones currently under development to be installed in a kestrel box and a barn owl box.
During the spring, all the cameras stream live to The Nest Box’s Facebook page, which has steadily built a solid following of several thousand wildlife fans says the Raspberry Pi Foundation blog. Visit the Next Box Facebook page to view live footage of the next boxes equipped with the camera as well as purchase ready built Raspberry Pi powered nest boxes for your own use priced at $250. Although making your own using the Raspberry Pi mini PC together with the official Raspberry Pi camera module and the Raspberry Pi PoE HAT would be more fun.
Apparently Jay Wainwright has also created his very own custom Raspberry Pi HAT to help control LED lights and given the Raspberry Pi Camera Module’s IR filters, although I’m not sure whether this is for sale at the current time. But if it does become available we will keep you up to speed as always.