Electronic Components for the Wildlife Cam Case
What else do you need to make your Naturebytes into a Raspberry Pi powered Wildlife Camera?
Below are the components we have used for in the Wildlife Cam Kit and that we recommend to use your Wildlife Cam Case:
We’ve provided links to The Pi Hut where you can buy components, where there isn’t a link you can easily find the parts on most online stores.
- 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