First of all, I'm French and I apologize for my bad English.

Before to start, I drew a plan for my birdhouse in order to build it.

First, you can see my youtube video here:


After, I decided to add a camera to see the bird life and perhaps the baby birds.

I will describe how to add a raspberry and a camera in my birdhouse.

EDIT 1st October:

Good news, coming soon the temperature and humidity on the web page. Stay connected !

EDIT 5th October:

I have first visit one chickadee => https://youtu.be/stxVw7Cs5os

EDIT 12th October:
Temperature and humidity are available, go to step 8

Step 1: The Listing

You need:

  • 1 x Raspberry pi A+ (28$ / 25€)
  • 1 x camera board Pi NoIR (32,5$ / 29€)
  • 1 x microSD card class 10 (for me 64GB) (27,5$ / 25€)
  • 1 x dongle Wifi 802.11n 150Mbps (9,3$ / 8,3€)
  • 1 x DC-DC Buck Converter Step Down Module Power Supply (ebay 1,7$ / 1,5€)
  • 1 x Temperature and humidity sensor DHT22 + 1 resistor 4,7 K ohms (ebay ~5$ / 4,4€)
  • 4 x led IRs (ebay) + 4 resistors 160 ohms (but value depend of current) (from my stock or ebay ~2$ / 1,8€)
  • 4 x led whites (ebay) + 4 resistors 100 ohms (but value depend of current) (from my stock or ebay ~2$ / 1,8€)
  • 2 x transistor NPN (2N2222) + 2 resistors 1K ohms (from my stock or ebay ~1$ / 0,8€)
  • 1 x prototype pcb board (ebay) (from my stock or ebay ~1$ / 0,8€)
  • a soldering iron and solder (from me)

Total : ~ 113$ / 100€

with all these components, you are ready !

Thanks for your advise and the link with more background information<br><br>Kind regards
<p>I don't have a seperate 5v power supply, is it possible to connect the board with the 2x4 leds direct with the GPIO of the Rpi and to powered by the Rpi?</p><p>Thanks and regards</p><p>Jan</p>
Hello JanBas,<br>I advice you to interface your 2x4 leds by a transistor, no direct by GPIO. Because the GPIOs are not protected against the short circuits or over voltages / over currents.<br>Look at this site http://elinux.org/RPi_GPIO_Interface_Circuits<br>BR<br>Sebelectronique
<p>Can i ask something? I want to made one for my hamster but because i dont have rpi a+, Can this project still running with rpi 3 model b ?</p>
Yes, no problem, it is the same !
<p>Sebelectronic, can you publish again the index.php file? maybe in text, here it seem's to be blocked ^^</p><p>thanks</p>
<p>I just update a new zip file with : index.php and script.js</p><p>Thanks for letting me know !</p>
<p>Nice! What's the approximate cost of materials?</p>
<p>Thank you! I edited the step 1 for the cost of materials.</p>
<p>Thank you for your comments !</p>
<p>Nice tutorial</p>
<p>Awesome Instructable! Thanks so much for sharing!</p>
<p>Excellent tutorial! I might have to try this using solar cells.</p>
<p>I'm French too, your english actually is quite good! (at least in your introduction...)</p><p>I'll have a look on this later, thanks!</p>

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