I'm going to renovate a cabin in some innawoods -tier land over the summer and I wanted to build a couple of motion sensor cameras (crackheads, dindus, bears, etc). Should I use a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino, or is there some kind of fancy new piece of tech I haven't heard of yet.
I'll keep an eye out for it, but definitely looks interesting.
Pretty sure dindus are attracted to large colorful objects, so the opposite of what I want
It wpuld probably be cheaper to just buy dedicated hardware for it. By the time you buy the rpi, peripherals, and factor in your time, it will almost surely be cheaper to buy preconfigured hardware.
If you interface an arduino to a raspberry pi, you can make the raspberry pi tell an arduino with a sim card shield to text you when someone or something is detected on the sensor
>get a raspi
>install Motion on it
>plug in a couple of webcams (PS3 webcams work particularly well for some reason)
>config dat shit (use google)
>config it to send you emails when a dindu tries to break in
I've done it like this: raspberry, raspberry NoIR Camera, a simile motion sensor (the white ones with a dome shape), a board 2 relays (optoisolated, neede only one), an IR light.
Found a couple of guides online to manage the loop checking the motion sensor, then, whe motion was detected turned on the IR light And started the command to record a video.
You can also not use the relay And just leave the IR light on.
In theory you can record video/snapshots directly in the cloud by mounting it (done it with box.com). If you don't have an internet connection innawoods, surely there is something to use to send an SMS (never done that)