A thin layer of tape is wrapped round the outside, to stop the wire end touching the grounded socket case. The big thing is to get the focus distance setup before the glue. Using the Slice of Pi breakout board, I connected GPIO pin 0 and Gnd to power a relay switch, connecting the shutter wires to the switch itself. But for £5 a 2x tele mobile phone lens seems worth a go, and if I really need the extra reach I will kludge the OpticZoom to the Pi. Remote control would be an added bonus. It worked better and the clarity was still good. The Pi uses a mobile phone camera module I think, although the lens is unscrewable with some effort it’s a lot smaller than a standard M12 lens. This isn’t so much a Howto (as other people have already written that up very nicely) but a post on what I am using one of my Pi’s for. Then add the line to, on reboot should come good with /dev/video0 appearing, now install motion – (2018 update – if you’re on Stretch or later read this comment first), copy the /etc/motion/motion.conf to /etc/motion/motion.conf.ori, then edit /etc/motion/motion.conf From that experience I’d also really prefer not to rig the camera outside, which makes for tedious powering and waterproofing issues. The FPV drone folk use very similar cameras and change their lenses all the time. Head over to Instructables for the full guide. Thanks for the tip – I took a look at this article on changing drone cams and they seem to use M12 lenses. Change ), 8 Responses “RaspberryPi birdfeeder webcam” →, other people have already written that up very nicely, http://www.doc-diy.net/photo/remote_pinout, Webcam on RaspberryPi « Raspberry Pi Adventures, configure rasperberry without monitor with a laptop kubuntu « NoWarTools, https://benosteen.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/raspberrypi-birdfeeder-webcam/, dev8d python twitter tagging spreadsheet data google. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. phewww …. Or you can take Instructables user Sebelectronique’s lead and build a Raspberry Pi-powered camera inside a birdhouse. The first gotcha is that for some unknown reason, the default, recommended, reference debian image is built without support for USB webcams… Nuts, but there you have it. Judicious use of tape to hold things in place…. Some work needed on this. Seems more logcal that hacking the remote trigger port. I changed. Worked okay as an initial test. Now there is a driver which you’ll already have on a Raspbian install, and it’s easy to use. Like this idea. While trying out the PiJuice Raspberry Pi add-on for our review, we started thinking of projects in which we could use its smart portable power.In the end, we decided to build a motion-sensing wildlife camera to capture photos of the birds and other critters visiting our garden. and left everything else alone. Raspberry Pi Camera and Motion out of the box – Sparrowcam The idea is simple enough – a bird feeder camera on the network, using the Pi and associated camera. (motion would not work with 1296×972…) With this resolution motion consumes 30-40% of CPU. Sort of – you get an absolutely HUGE picture. Raspberry with cam in birdhouse | Instructables. Using motion detection software I can pick out the birds. I don’t want to hook up a power supply to the D90 though (as I don’t own one or parts to make one) USB connection flattens the battery when I’ve used it last. tjcooper. But yes, given a power supply to the D90, that would be a good route . A video encoder attached to a dslr camera sending wifi to iPad or wifi device.. Your email address will not be published. I have connected my D90 camera to the Pi as well, via one of the GPIO pins. Up to about mid 2014 it used to be a load of hurt to run Motion and the Raspberry Pi camera because there were no videoforlinux drivers for the camera. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. A couple of drops of J&B 5 minute Weld will mount the lense of a different diameter. sudo motion -n -c /etc/motion/motion.conf, Motion is a resource hog with these settings – this was on an old-skool Raspberry Pi Model A Rev 2, If you read the camera specs resolutions below 1296 let the camera average over two pixels to improve noise levels. The problem I suffered first was axial skew, one side of the image was in focus but the other wasn’t. It seemed to be working but I did not want to run the CPU that hard. You might find usable lenses that fit at such webshops as Banggood, Wish, Geek, LightInTheBox, HobbyKing, EleFun, AdaFruit, Element14 and so on. If you have a birdhouse in your yard, you could spend days sitting around with binoculars waiting to see what cool little inhabitants come by. [UPDATE – the latest, tippety-top kernel does now have camera support – be sure to update your debian image to the latest version from the github repository]. That’s for another day…. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The idea is simple enough – a bird feeder camera on the network, using the Pi and associated camera. Thanks for the guide to get motion working quickly. Using the distorted aspect ratio trick I can use more of the pixels of the camera to get ‘closer’ to the birds, but in the end I will either have to move the camera closer to the birds or use some sort of optical aid. When you’re done, you’ll have a setup to monitor any birds who take up residence. Try using gPhoto2 to control the camera over USB? that you didn’t have before. I can then watch the birds with realtime update rates on my LAN. The Hyperfocal distance is very small so usually almost everything beyond 1-2 feet is in focus to infinity. The wire is threaded through the centre and out and the end folded over to pass through the notch – aiming to connect to the correct pin for the shutter control. I concluded they must be using an aspherical lens or perhaps my CCTV lens was too poor quality, and threw in the towel. Arch linux is built with a more sensible set of defaults and works out of the box. , Thats the best part, the webcam is for motion detection and gphoto can control the d90 camera.