Locus Sonus Stream Project offers a worldwide network of "open mikes" that permanently stream local soundscapes to a dedicated server. The resulting live audio is used in a large variety of artistic projects. The microphones are installed and maintained by volunteer participants.
Looks really interesting.
Snail Habitats For Mrs. Nations Class
These are student created snail habitats. Each habitat has a Raspberry Pi computer with a mini camera attached to it, which is programmed to take a snapshot photo every hour. This will allow students to see where the snails are hanging out the most and improve their habitats over time.
This looks like a great project. I wish we has seen it when we had our mud snails in class.
I don’t think we could have used Raspberry PIs on the school network but I am sure this could have been adapted to see the photos locally in the way we use our @naturewatch camera.
It also reminds me of my Raspberry Pi Gif Cam
Watch the Birdie. Taken with @mynaturewatch Raspberry Pi camera
Caught with our raspberry pi mynaturewatch camera in the playground.
Starling #mynaturewatch camera in the playground at school.
More from #mynaturewatch #raspberrypi camera in the playground
More jackdaws today using our #mynaturewatch #raspberrypi camera in the playground. We were trying to get some smaller birds. Also found the camera fired as feeder swung in the wind. 📷
I was watching spring watch out of the corner of my eye as I did some prep last night. There was an article about making your own Wildlife cam. It looks a lot simpler than others I’ve seen and used a Raspberry Pi Zero. The BBC site had a link to My Naturewatch where you can get instructions.
This looked like something my class would enjoy using. My zero is busy taking gifs of the clouds (>70000 to date Gif Cam), so I decided to try to use a Raspberry PI 3 instead.
The instructions were really good, simple and worked first time! No soldering involved. You don’t need a monitor for the PI or any logging on through ssh in the terminal. All you need is a PI, a camera module for the PI and a power supply. I used a £2.99 phone charger. You need a plastic box and an old plastic bottle too. This is bargain basement stuff.
The way it works is the then the pi starts up it becomes a network. You connect to this with a computer or other device. You are then on that network and not the Internet. I forgot about this when showing the class and couldn’t project from an iPad;-) You then open a browser and connect to a local website on the PI. There you can start the camera and view or download the pictures.
Once the camera is started it takes a photo every time something moves in front of it.
It was raining fairly heavily this morning so we waited till about 10:15 before putting the camera out on the playground with a handful of peanuts in front of it. After 15 minutes we collected it and had a look at the photos. I am impressed. We need to think a bit about placing the camera, perhaps finding somewhere with smaller birds but the camera worked a treat.
I think this is a really useful tool for the classroom. I hope we can use it to catch some butterflies on sunnier days too. I have had a few failures with hardware Raspberry PI projects. I prefer software ones but this is certainly the most impressive for the least about of work I’ve tried. I’d recommend it highly.
Just put together and tested Naturewatch Daylight Camera using a raspberry pi 3 to take into school, very straightforward. Hope pupils can make housing and get some bird pictures.
Note to self. I’ve a few wee things 1, recondite projects if you like, that run off a Raspberry pi.
The Pi is at pi.johnj.info I use Zone Edit and dynamic dns to keep the subdomain pointing at my home network when its external IP address changes.
This stopped working. It looks like
A Dynamic Authentication Token is required in order to use our Dynamic DNS services. The tokens are generated on a per domain basis.
This is used in the place of my zoneedit password which used to work.
Fix found Solved: Re: BT Home Hub 5 Dynamic DNS – BTCare Community Forums via google.