RE: [NYCR:Microcontrollers] Re: 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 fo

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Mark Yurkiw

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Aug 28, 2018, 4:23:04 PM8/28/18
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Thanks for some clever options. We will probably have Wi-Fi access if we use the phone. Let me ruminate & explore your suggestions. I’ll be back with questions I’m sure.

With Gratitude,

Mark

 

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Subject: [NYCR:Microcontrollers] Re: 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

 

Sorry, disregard the link for the router. That one I previously mentioned does not have the cellular modem circuitry. 
A mobile hotspot... something like this would be needed.  

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-LTE-Modem-Broadband-Connection/dp/B01N5ASNTE

I guess if you had a iphone already, that could be used as a hotspot just the same.


On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 3:58:55 PM UTC-4, Rolan wrote:

I had put some thought into doing something similar for other projects. Another approach you might want to try would be use use one of these:

 

 

in combination with a wifi webcam.

 

 

stored in a weather proof box.

 

Shop around for a camera with minimal power draw as you're probably aiming to keep your solar panel size reasonably small. 

 

 

There are off the shelf solutions for a little more $$. Google "solar trail camera".

 

~Rolan


On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 3:01:20 PM UTC-4, markY 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

 

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hvidal

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Aug 28, 2018, 5:25:49 PM8/28/18
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The biggest thing you lose when you go away from an
iPhone style solution is the quality of the camera.

There is the connected issue, if what you want is to use
cellular carrier for the data. If you have WiFi, there
are certainly cheaper alternatives, but you will probably
NOT get the glorious optical performance of a good Apple
phone.

I believe what you are looking for is time lapse
photography, and a bit of GIYF research suggests
that this is already built into current iPhone camera
app. Thus, a suitably powered (constant power connection)
and storage equipped iPhone should be able to do what
you want off-the-shelf. Just a thought.

https://beebom.com/best-time-lapse-apps-android-iphone/

H. Vidal, Jr.

On 08/28/2018 04:22 PM, Mark Yurkiw wrote:
> Thanks for some clever options. We will probably have Wi-Fi access if we
> use the phone. Let me ruminate & explore your suggestions. I’ll be back
> with questions I’m sure.
>
> With Gratitude,
>
> Mark
>

markY

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Aug 29, 2018, 2:13:45 PM8/29/18
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Thanks, I'll check that APP, meanwhile how do I auto upload the pics to my cloud account, any thoughts?

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