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Building a connected nesting box network. Part 5

The boxes build we decided to deploy 3 of the boxes in the forest. (1 RPi Master, 2 Slave nodes). The nesting boxes were already prepared a few months in before and it was just a matter of placing them … Continue reading

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Building a connected nesting box network. Part 4

After we got the breadboard prototype running it was time to choose an enclosure and design a PCB to get everything together. For the board we choose not getting bigger as 10x10cm to keep costs down. The enclosure We searched for a … Continue reading

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Building a connected nesting box network. Part 3

After deciding with which camera we go, we began to build our first Breadboard prototype. Feature List Solar-powered µC: Arduino Pro Mini 8Mhz@3.3V with MySensors OTA Bootloader Camera: Arducam Mini, power controlled by µC RF: nrf24l01+ PA/LNA Snapshot triggered by … Continue reading

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Building a connected nesting box network. Part 2

Finding a camera module that would work with Arduino pro mini was at first sight the hardest part of the project, but after a little bit of search we found the TTL Serial JPEG Camera on Adafruit. TTL Serial JPEG … Continue reading

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Building a connected nesting box network. Part 1

Info: This is Part 1 of a not yet defined number of Parts about building a connected nesting box network. Prolog In April 2015 a friend and me build a connected nesting box to observe the inner life of it. … Continue reading

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