I'm glad you like the WildLogger. It's actually a variant of a design we use all the time. Jacinta and I come from a background in environmental monitoring and international development. The types of designs and the problems are very similar to wildlife conservation and research... (read more)
There are pros and cons to switching regulators and linear regulators. Linear regulators "throw away" the excess voltage in order to maintain a constant output voltage. This is wasteful, but on the plus side when the equipment is asleep then the linear regulator draws only... (read more)
I am so happy I came across these responses! My situation is the same as Rata's above. I've been struggling to find a wildlife camera that will allow me to focus up very close. I've been experimenting with adding +4 and +10 lenses, attached to a trail cam with a couple rubber bands, with... (read more)
Indeed, the German solution you identified might be a better solution than what I had found on Amazon, which were mostly Doppler solutions, and thinking more about it, would not give you the ability to do long term data analytics on the traffic patterns, which might be important... (read more)
My friend Charbax of ARMDevices.net posted a video about STM's 60GHz Short Range RF system. This module was announced recently at Embedded World 2019, it is designed to provide high bandwith link over short distances. It seems to be perfect for transfering images from camera traps that are... (read more)
Perhaps the new generation of low-power and high performance boards based on RISC V might allow us to build camera traps that could handle high resolution imagery.
Has anyone got their hands on these boards yet?
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