Hi, I am looking to install a Raspberry Pi and camera in a remote location.
Does anyone have any experience with setting up one of these? What Pi is best and which cellular transmitter is best? Unfortunately I am out of LoRa / SigFox range so will need maybe a Hologram particle cellular setup, or could I plug a Telstra SIM into a GPy for example?
Similar to this:
I would only be looking to receive an image once a day to monitor the water level of a trough.
Any ideas on best setup would be great.
Just wondering if there are any other options I could go with to use say a Telstra BYO Sim or would this complicate the setup? I have concerns with transmitting photos with the hologram data package ($$$). I could reduce the photo size before sending correct (30kb image would be adequate)?
Work Flow example is -
Pi Cam take photo @9am —> Pi reduce file size —> transmit packet via Cellular / MMS or Email.
This can be done? (Sorry I’m a little fresh to this area)
Also any recommendations on Power / Sleepy Pi? I would be there once a week so I could change over a power pack to avoid setting up solar.
There is not a way to put the Pi into a Sleep Mode that I am aware of. They tend to be kinda power hungry devices as well. You can have an external circuit turn on the device once a day and have your program auto run at startup.
I’m not sure about other Cell network connections. Some dongle-types don’t work directly with the Pi, so be sure to do your research first!
Cellular devices are very power hungry as well. So you will likely end up needing a pretty hefty battery.
The power boost can be switched electrically, which might be helpful. You can get a super low power circuit to switch it on once a day perhaps.
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