- Basic setup & Power
- PIR sensor
- IR lamp
- IR filter
- Completed pics, improvements and parts list
Rpi basic setup
- Raspbian o.s. on SD card*
- Pi noIR Camera
*: The pi runs the now superseded raspbian wheezy – I’ve had no issues with it so haven’t upgraded to Jessie on this particular pi.
The above is set up and confirmed working as described on the raspberry pi foundation website and numerous blogs and websites.
- Video (pikrellcam)
This excellent piece of software is described in detail by its creator here: http://billw2.github.io/pikrellcam/pikrellcam.html where it can also be downloaded.
A further description & discussion is on the foundation website here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=115583
The first step is to provide power to the Rpi.
I’ve used a rechargeable battery from Amazon that is designed to provide emergency power to phones etc.
It’s a huge lump in terms of capacity, physical size and weight however it has performed flawlessly in the last couple of years. It takes a while to charge but holds it really well and lasts long enough to power the pi all night as well as for an hour or so to get the videos off of it in the morning.
It needs a pretty hefty power supply and I went with the recommended, branded one – this is also really handy for powering a pi2 with Wi-Fi when not charging the battery.