Hi there! This is a step-by-step guide to creating a Raspberry Pi Birdbox Camera that features real-time video streaming, motion detection, infra-red LEDs for night vision and has a cheap Power-over-Ethernet solution.
I starting making this with my 11 year old son for his Primary School but it quickly became a complex project and I ended up finishing it off! It's now located on a wall of his school and has an interested female House Sparrow building a nest, fingers-crossed that we'll have some eggs too.
Note that I used a Birdbox that we had at the school which is built for use with a camera and has opaque windows that let in sunlight.
Please note that these instructions are DRAFT. If you would like to recommend any improvements or if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact me via the Instructables website.
On to the project...