Testing

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Some preliminary software tests using the nature camera mounted on a servo driven pan and tilt head.It does work, but I need to refine the software controls.

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Hardware almost complete

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Now I have to write the software and do more testing!

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Allium

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Although the flowers have finished now, the alliums are still attractive.

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Gazania in the sun

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Sorry, another gazania photo.

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Servos

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The servos for my Pi camera project arrived today, though I don’t expect to do any work on the project for a couple of days.

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Another gazania

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The gazanias in the front garden were planted 2 weeks before those at the back, but have taken longer to come into flower. I rarely go into the front garden at present, but today, with the warm weather and sunshine, they were looking good, and some different colours from the ones I’ve been photographing at the back.

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Another project

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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!

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Ready to eat

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I’ve already picked some of my tomatoes, and they are delicious.

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More to come

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The tomatoes are doing really well this year. I have 4 plants, and there are at least 4 trusses like this on each of them. I fear I may get rather tired of them though by the end of summer!

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Long Live Great Beer

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