I am planning a project that will monitor a chicken house.
I envision using the Zero for its low power, and also because I (hope) the sensors I want are light enough on power…
Here is what I am looking for:
- Pi Zero as main board (I can connect to it using house wifi which should be strong enough)
- Temperature sensor
- Humidity sensor
- Air quality sensor
- Barometer sensor
- Standard + Infra-red camera - detect the birds but also night use & heat sensing for freshly laid eggs!
(I am thinking of using OpenCV or Tensorflow for this purpose perhaps if not too heavy?)
- PIR to detect movement and start monitoring with camera… (else wasting battery?)
So … I am looking for advice/suggestions on:
-> will the zero handle all of this?
-> what kind of power requirement would it have … will a rechargeable power-pack keep it running a while or should I look at solar?
-> any suggestions for sensors I can use?
Looking forward to your comments!