Electronic Components for the Wildlife Cam Case
What else do you need to make your Naturebytes into a Raspberry Pi powered Wildlife Camera?
If you’ve bought the Wildlife Cam CASE, but would like to use your own components – see below are the components we recommend you use to build the kit:
The full page of our digital guides and resources can be found here
We’ve provided links to The Pi Hut where you can buy components but you can purchase them from other electronics/maker stores. Where there isn’t a link you can easily find the parts with a basic online search.
- Raspberry Pi – any of A+, 2/3B, 2/3B+ or Zero models with headers (we use the A+ for power efficiency but you can use any that you have) thepihut.com
- Raspberry pi Camera module – thepihut.com (zero cam ribbon adapter if using a pi zero)
- Micro SD Card – 8GB+
- USB flash drive 2.0 – a thumb-drive small to fit inside case e.g. this one from amazon (and a microUSB converter shim if using a pi zero)
- PIR Sensor thepihut.com/
- USB Wire (Type A to micro)
- 3 x jumper Wires (female-female)
- Power bank – make sure it fits in the back of the case. Max recommended dimension limits – 70 mm (w) x 100 mm (l) x 22 mm (d). Make sure it your USB cable connection when plugged in – for example this one from amazon works well (dimensions 60 mm x 92 mm x 22 mm).
Power alternative – The Wildlife Cam Kit can use the below instead of a power bank:
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery (8800 Mah)
- Seeed studio Lipo rider V 1.3 (Seeed Studio)
Create a naturebytes account to access the assembly guide and resources page which has the download files for the Operating System software that we use for the Wildlife Cam Kit, or watch here for the naturebytes manual.
We love seeing your projects and photos so don’t forget to tag us on social media (facebook, twitter or instagram) in your projects with #naturebytes
We can’t wait to see how you use your Wildlife Cam Case.
Raspberry Pi weather station prototype by @rdhayler