In short: I will try making a webcam in Finland.
I need all the help I can get because this will be a very hard project and there are many factors I have to consider.
Let me start with introducing myself. I live in New York State, in Westchester County to be exact. (In USA). In Finland we have a small house on an island near Helsinki. It would be located somewhere in the circle. Map: .
I want to build a webcam which sends a picture every 15 minutes or so, depending on performance (I can do with once an hour or every second, it just depends). I would be putting the webcam in our Sauna which is really close to the sea and would be sending great views. The sauna has a huge window and isn't that cold, so I wouldn't need insulation. Remember, Finland is so cold you can drive on the sea in the winter. I have a few questions and problems regarding this project:
- There isn't any energy on the island the whole winter. This means I would need a power source which completely is not relying on energy out of the socket. Is this even possible? (solar, wind...)
- I would need some kind of connection / application to receive the images on my computer from the island in Finland to Westchester in NY. As I don't have any internet / wifi on the island, I would need a HAT which is relying on a metered connection / data usage. I would also need to see if the accessories available are functioning in Helsinki. And with that, how will I view the images over the internet from my home in NY?
- This is super important. IS IT SAFE? As I'm only on the island for about one month, the other eleven months would have to be without any supervision. Is it safe enough so that there is 100% chance of it not burning up & co? That would be a HUGE problem if it is so, I can only do all of this if absolutely nothing would happen.