I’d like to setup a camera to take 1 photo per day at our monitoring site and send it via email (8MB camera would be good) .
I was thinking of adding the IOT BIT to the Raspberry Pi Zero W Camera Kit.
Will these components do the job? Alternatively, what do I need?
The Pi Zero W Camera Kit would do the job fine. It just needs a WiFi connection to the internet.
Make a bash script such as this:
ts=`date` raspistill [opts] -o photo.jpg echo "Photo taken at $ts" | mail -a photo.jpg -s PhotoCam email@example.com
And use cron to schedule the task to run once a day at a certain time.
The first chapter of our Raspberry Pi Workshop covers bash scripts quite well.
The section " 3.5 SCHEDULING TASKS AND RUNNING AT STARTUP" dives into cron.
And please do share your project progress, it’d be great to see it come together!