Now that most cars are off the roads the skies are super clear I'd like to set up a camera which records from a stationary position for multiple weeks to see if I can capture the difference as cars return to the streets.
These are the requirements as I can think of them so far:
- Set up the camera so it can remain in a fixed position the entire time
- Power the camera so it does not rely on battery
- Send each phone to a cloud storage immediately
I have some cameras already but I am not sure I can set up any of them to capture photos in this way over time. I am looking for a solution which has already made this project easier to complete successfully.
My apartment building has a rooftop and I could arrange to mount a camera up high with power. There is also WiFi on the rooftop which may work well enough for this purpose. I could also collect the photos all day and after sunset I can have the system switch to uploading and it can take all night do that if it is necessary.
I've got multiple 4K action cameras which have watertight cases which could be used for this purpose, though the batteries won't last long so I may need to keep them powered by connecting the USB port to an outlet. And I do have a Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Perhaps if I were to connect these 4K cameras I could remotely control them and direct the cameras to upload the photos on a schedule and clear space for the next day.
There are older answers which reference products and devices which are now quite outdated. I'm looking for a modern solution.