Alley in Pisa, Italy

by Lars Kotthoff

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Electrical Engineer building and programming marine science data collection equipment mostly in python.


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comment How can I find a camera for long-term time lapse use?
While I do have some concern over the life of the shutter, the environment doesn't worry me. I've got a great deal of experience building enclosures for equipment in harsh environments, including submerged electronics. The enclosure I built (PVC welded with watertight cable glands) could probably survive submersion to a meter. Which should be fine mounted on a pole 3m in the air. In addition, there is a great deal of desiccant in with the camera. I sometimes put humidity sensors in with more valuable equipment, but I'm not too worried.
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comment How can I find a camera for long-term time lapse use?
I've purchased a used Nikon D40 and an 18-55 lens. I'm currently building a weatherproof enclosure for it. This is somewhat a proof of concept so if it works, and I get more funding, I could see a newer camera, but a clean DSLR for $110 isn't a bad deal. The USB2.0 extender I bought seems to work well and the ends won't be exposed to the environment. We already have an embedded Atom PC/104 with a 3G modem aboard our floating platform, and while I see the benefit of a Raspberry pi controling the camera, I think I'll try the 30' USB cable for now if only to stay within my power budget.
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comment How can I find a camera for long-term time lapse use?
For the USB connection, I'm going to try a 10m Active Extension / Repeater Cable from monoprice. For under $7 it's worth a try.
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comment How can I find a camera for long-term time lapse use?
I've seen USB to cat5 converters but they either only do USB 1.1 or are expensive. USB to wifi is worth looking in to a I already have wifi capabilities.
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comment How can I find a camera for long-term time lapse use?
A go pro would be ideal except for the write angle lens. It may be too wide. I've got a hero 2 I band do some tests with.