olliecampbell wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:23 am
I thought I would give this topic a little bump. It's of real interest to me and it would be great to see what progress you've made in the last 2 years!
Thanks Ollie, I've been meaning to post an update for ages but never seem to get around to it! I lived aboard for seven months in 2018, but have spent the last three away from the boat. The system has been working pretty well, and being able to check in from "outside" has been great for peace of mind. For example, I had an email notification in February that mains power had been lost and got a friend in the marina to check it out for me; someone had "borrowed" the outlet I was using without reconnecting me afterwards, which was easily resolved. Had I not known about this the dehumidifier and frost-guard would have remained offline which would have been a problem. The only real issue I've had is with the IVPort camera multiplexer; I never managed to get this to work reliably, despite trying with both the V1 and V2 variants, so I've removed it and only have the one camera at the moment. If anyone has any suggestions for connecting multiple cameras to a Pi I'd be very interested to hear about it! Here are some photos of the camera units I built:
Happy to answer any questions you might have - and I'll try to post another update soon!
In case(!) anyone wants to know, these are the enclosures I used for the cameras
. Had to remove and drill out the post used to screw them together - but happy to just tape them up for now. The HDMI adapter socket is plugged into from the top, and I made the cut-out large enough to accept any HDMI connector. It all works brilliantly, and they are tiny
. Oh and the PIR sensor gets its power from the camera board (3.3V) and sends its trigger signal over one of the four GPIO lines provided by the HDMI adapters.