Pi Temporal Camera


#1

A camera to watch your plants grow is a little boring. This project creates a time-lapse gif image from the previous day and displays it on your Dashboard.
Viewing your plants from a shifted time reference gives a whole new perspective.
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I have the whole project along with instructions up on Github:

This project uses the ffmpeg program to convert a series of images into a gif. A short bash script is called with an exec node to run the process each day or when you have enough images.
The huge power of exec nodes are used in a few different ways, taking pictures with raspistill, counting files in a directory and running a bash script. Even a shutdown button in the UI for when you need to move the camera.
All the scripts and flows are well commented.


#2

Very nice!!! Now to find time to incorporate this into my flows...("Love, what did you say?...We're babysitting the grandkids for the rest of the day???") Well there goes my day...:joy:


#3

How old are they - maybe time to get them started with Node-RED?!


#4

Thought you meant you were doing a timelapse of the grandkids :wink:


#5

Ha t did that with my phone. I had them move at normal speed and I moved slow. It makes them look like they are rocketing around me