A good few months ago, a new company called NatureBytes ran a Kickstarter to fund their Raspberry Pi-powered nature camera system. They delivered on their pledges in the middle of last year and they’re now at a point where they have a retail package available. This package is now sold at The Pi Hut. The kit requires some assembly, but this is well in the capabilities of non-technical people. I bought my in-laws a kit for Christmas and they had it up-and-running within a day and a half and love the results.
The kit comes with everything you need:
- Weatherproof case
- Electronic assembly holder (compatible with all Raspberry Pi models).
- Nylon attachment strap
- Raspberry Pi A +
- Raspberry Pi v2 Camera module
- PIR sensor
- Jumper wires (3 different colours)
- Li-ion battery (8800 Mah)
- Seed LiPo Rider
- SD Card (8GB micro SD)
- USB flash drive 2.0 (4GB)
- Real time clock
- USB cable
The battery is enough to run the camera for 3-4 days (courtesy of the A+’s relatively low power requirements).
All in all, it’s a great, quality package that easily competes with other solutions out there. The case, in particular, is fantastic and very solid. Highly recommended.
The kit costs £130 from The Pi Hut – this may seem costly, but you get plenty for your money and it’s a well-thought-out product from very clever people!