pi pet camera

We’re on spring break this week, and couldn’t get any takers to look after out guinea pig, Mon$ter.  The plan was to just put lots of extra food and water in his habitat.  I repurposed my pi-zero based front door security device (because we replaced it with a ring) and set it up to take a picture of Mon$ter every hour, and post it on my home web server so we can see how he’s doing.

rasspberry pi pet cam
Screenshot of my web browser pet cam app
pi zero w with camera and 12VDC lead-acid backup battery
pi zero w with camera and 12VDC lead-acid backup battery facing Mon$ter’s cage

Here’s the simple script.  It makes some system calls to some other scripts I wrote to scp the images to the web server.

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