RE: [NYCR:Microcontrollers] Advice/recommendation needed; I'mlooking for a App that allows my Iphone to take a photo once every minute for a year. The phone will be mounted in a birdhouse. The goal is to send the photo's directly to a cloud account for ed

6 views
Skip to first unread message

Mark Yurkiw

unread,
Aug 28, 2018, 7:18:49 PM8/28/18
to nycresistormi...@googlegroups.com

Thank you both for your generous time on this. The Large external Battery and overkill solar panels will easily supply all the power for over a week…with sunlight. What I believe I need is the right App that will not let the phone go into sleep mode in my estimation. The only thing that the phone won’t do is ”real”  night vision for my needs, but that’s OK. Additionally what I need to worry about is my Wi-Fi connection cloud through that app. Any suggestions??

 

From: nycresistormi...@googlegroups.com [mailto:nycresistormi...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Chris Stratton
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:38 PM
To: nycresistormi...@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [NYCR:Microcontrollers] Advice/recommendation needed; I'mlooking for a App that allows my Iphone to take a photo once every minute for a year. The phone will be mounted in a birdhouse. The goal is to send the photo's directly to a cloud account for ed

 

No, Pi's are not a good fit to long duration battery operation.

 

Something like an openwrt platform that uncompresses a root ramdisk from flash might work, but the mobile network is typically missing there too.  And while they may consume only a half watt they typically lack a sleep capability.

 

A phone is about the right combination of parts and power management, the main question is if the operating system will let you do everything you need to do this reliably.  A legacy Android device, particularly something with good support for customization like a Nexus device might fit.

 

The other potential stumbling block is if you can get it to start up after a power loss without pushing a button; this is often dictated by an auxiliary mcu core in the SoC or by an early stage bootloader or initrd that implements a "chargingode" with no UI stack running.  If you can get past that, a boot receiver on stock android might be all that is needed to get the app going again

 

 

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 5:48 PM Glen Duncan <play...@gmail.com> wrote:

Why does it need to be a phone? This is an ideal task for a Raspberry Pi.

 

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 3:01 PM markY <mark.t...@gmail.com> wrote:

The App needs to keep working 24/7 and prevent the phone from going into sleep mode. This Birdhouse iphone film will be powered by solar panels with a large rechargeable battery.

Anyone have any solid experience with an app that can work ??? Happy to answer any questions, and thanks...Mark Yurkiw

 

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "NYCResistor:Microcontrollers" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to nycresistormicrocon...@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to nycresistormi...@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nycresistormicrocontrollers.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "NYCResistor:Microcontrollers" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to nycresistormicrocon...@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to nycresistormi...@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nycresistormicrocontrollers.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
You received this message because you are subscribed to a topic in the Google Groups "NYCResistor:Microcontrollers" group.
To unsubscribe from this topic, visit https://groups.google.com/d/topic/nycresistormicrocontrollers/ZexvbZyr_fg/unsubscribe.
To unsubscribe from this group and all its topics, send an email to nycresistormicrocon...@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to nycresistormi...@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nycresistormicrocontrollers.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages