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   23.12.2014 - Questions and assembled camera module

Lots of traffic lately, looks like it got on Hackaday. :)
I guess i'll answer the questions asked here and there, since there is little progress at the moment - i'm still thinking on the enclosure and testing the firmware.

-Will the firmware be available?
Certainly, once i make sure it's reliable. Right now it tends to make an empty file every few thousand shots on average.
I'm using FatFS module for the card - http://elm-chan.org/fsw/ff/00index_e.html, and the rest is trivial.

-Geez, put a solar cell on it already.
Ignoring locations where the sun only shines for half a year at any usable power, there is a question of cost.
For a solar setup to be practical, it have to have enough battery capacity to survive a night and several rainy days.
That means you will have to pay for the panel, pay for the batteries and pay for charge circuit, ending up with a lot of complexity, several times the cost and little real gain.
So running on batteries is neater and more practical.
Of course, you're free to add one in your version - it might be practical in different climates and scenarios like faster frame rates.

-There’s already a measure of power usage called "Ampere hours" perhaps you can convert all the joules references to it?
Assuming 4 D cells in series, the consumption would be 0.2 mAh per frame.
AH is a specific unit that makes many assumptions, like how many batteries are there and their average voltage.
Joules on the other hand measure actual energy, so it's more practical and less confusing in this case.

-What is the music in the Moscow video?
"Ether" from Youtube audio library.



The camera module assembled with the batteries is below.
All that's left is to make a box for it, and get them into the field.

I'm planning on two for the moment - one will observe an apple orchard growing, and the other observing a park under construction.
Later next year i hope to have a couple more locations - perhaps a construction project on beach resort area.
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 The camera module, assembled with the batteries



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14.09.2016 22:43 - noah

Hey Nelson, you `have been trying` and yet want `exactly the parts used`. That doesn`t sound like trying but rather cloning aka mass production clone attempt.

I wouldn`t see any reason as to why you would need the exact parts provided if you really would have tried that yourself.
04.05.2016 13:08 - not_nelson

I have been trying to do the same thing that your doing for a while now can you please provide exactly the parts you use
27.04.2016 00:57 - Nelson

It's on the download page since a while ago. I guess i should have mentioned it in some visible place.
26.02.2015 02:26 - Artlav

Any news on when the firmware will be ready to download? I have a building project at work (a new school) that I'd like to film with a year long time lapse...
25.02.2015 02:13 - Darren Jones

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24.12.2014 23:48 - Artlav

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24.12.2014 23:10 - Alex

Certainly, once i'm sure it is working reliably.
23.12.2014 12:35 - Artlav

will you make the code available?
23.12.2014 03:26 - erik

That would be "Ether" from Youtube audio library.
22.12.2014 19:50 - Artlav

Cool project -- whats the music on the Moscow time-lapse? Fits very well with the video.

22.12.2014 19:25 - Bob

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