Another project



I’ve found my Raspberry Pi-based Naturewatch cameras quite useful for photographing birds, but one problem has been that with the camera mounted on a tripod and monitored remotely, I either capture a small shot of a bird wherever it lands on the feeder, or a larger image but only if the bird lands on a particular part of the feeder. This is made more of a problem by the fact that the camera uses a video aspect ratio – which does not really suit the feeder. What I need is the ability to remotely control where the camera is pointing. So I’m planning to try to build a pan and tilt system for the camera, operated using another Raspberry Pi. I’m waiting the the pan and tilt equipment to be delivered at the moment.

While I wait for the parts I need, I’m messing about with a Pi with a tiny keyboard and display (the glasses and SD card are in the photo for scale).

Well, it keeps me occupied!

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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