Timelapse or Motion Detection set up

Here's my setup for time lapse/motion detection

Physical Setup

A couple of holes drilled in the right places to mount the camera and a couple more for the power switch. Because of the size or length of my battery pack with a USB cable pluged in I had to hack the USB cable so it bends 90 degrees on the end that fits into the battery pack. If I did not do this I would not get the lid on.

Pi Setup

Mostly done by other people, I use http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/time-lapse  TimeLapse.py  and  http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/motion-detection  MotionDetect.py. I've been trying to get the python programs to auto start and have followed several sets of instructions on the internet all with no luck. Will keep trying of course.

User Interface

I have a wireless keyboard attached, which is fine for when you have a display attached. I also have an Android Tablet, on which I can create a wireless hotspot so I can connect the Raspberry Pi to the tablet, with the mini wi-fi dongle. Then I can connect to the RPi from the tablet using SSH.


The tin any tin will do, so long as everything fits inside. It keeps everything dry so it can be left outside, it can be used to capture timelapse video or motion detect, Ideal for getting film of wildlife, or even use as a security camera.