Alex Posted December 13, 2020 Share Posted December 13, 2020 Given the terrible weather we have been having I though it time I finished version 2 of my all sky camera. This is the reault :-)The camera consists ofRaspberry Pi 4SSD Adapter and 1TB SSD to store the images. I don't trust SD cards so keep 7 days on the SD card and archive everything onto the SSD and my dedicated serverIO Board. Its just easier to wire upRemote wifi switch to turn the pi on and off. This allows me to control the 5v to the Pi but leave the 12v side intact12v to 5v convertor. This gives me both 12 and 5v. 5v at upto 3A which is perfect for the PiLightning detector. I love lightning so why not !Remote Cloud sensor. This will trigger cloud alarms when imagingRemote rain detectorRemote dew detector.Dew heater, automatic or manual mode. In auto mode the software will determine if the heater is required and in manual mode its controlled via the user interfaceASI 178MM camera. I tried a 120MC and it was pants !Lots of araldite ;-)The Pi runs Thomas Jacquin's allsky software with some modifications and some custom code to manage the sensors and dew heater. The custom code records data from all of the sensors and my Netatmo wx station. The data is then displayed using some nice graphs :-)My current camera has usb and power connections to it, the brains are in a box at the bottom of the pole. I have had issues with running usb 3 over long distances so decided to house everything up the pole this time and just run 12v to it. The main control unit The camera housing The 3d printed pole mount The user interface, Grafana with a few mods There are more images on Flickr 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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