Hi folks, I'm new to the forum and using Arduino. I have just got a starter kit and I am working through the tutorials on that now. But as my first project I would like to put together a battery powered motion activated camera, with IR for night shots I suppose. I have not made a start on it yet as I am still going through the tutorials. I have no experience of electronics or programming, but thats what this is all about! So really first of all I am looking for help on components. What will I need to power an arduino uno, take pics and store them. What cameras would be suited and IR boards? I have a shopping list together of components that I think might be suitable on sparkfun, and I have a number of instructables that I have gone over that show general steps in how others made some similar devices.
I'm also looking to have a general chat about the project with experienced people and get a discussion going. And have fun doing it :)
What spurred me on to this kind of thing is that I love photography and I do a lot of hill runnning. Near where I live in Ireland there are actually quite a lot of wild deer and goats in the hills, i see a lot of their tracks and have spotted them a few times. I have spotted many king fishers feeding along the river but never been able to get up close and get good shots of them. I'm hoping that this would be a better way for me to get some shots of them without disturbing them, and also learn more about arduino, electronics and programming whilst doing it.
So thats it for now,