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Internet of the Backyard

4 Posts authored by: timothynott
I picked up a helper to move the engineering side along a little more quickly, so I finally have some time to post. As a total rookie, the learning curve to get the TI to bend to my will is pretty wicked.   The last month+ has flown by. The biggest challenge we have faced is getting bird photos taken. Would have been amazing if the TI camera booster pack had ever become a reality as an off-the-shelf product. Oh well!   A close contender for number one challenge has been the behavior ...
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First things first

Posted by timothynott Aug 23, 2014
While assembling and placing the bird feeder, I suddenly realized an inherent risk of my project -- can I attract birds to the feeder? I optimized the location of the feeder for easy access to power, ease of refilling the seed, and defense against squirrels and raccoons. Turns out I accidentally followed a lot of available advice -- about 10 feet from evergreen cover, seeds sprinkled about the area, out of reach (i think) of squirrels. If we don't have some visitors in the next week, it will be ...
Thanks again to element14 and Texas Instruments for selecting my idea for the challenge. Excited to finally get started! My company (MobileIgniter) has gotten behind the project and we’re devoting Friday afternoons to a problem solving jam session for all the times I get stuck. Thanks team! We expect to take things in two concurrent tracks. The first will address the consumer market and the second will address the needs of researchers. Here’s a recap of our submission, with features ...
Thanks for selecting our project -- we're thrilled!   Hoping to have something to show in time for http://birdmeetings.org/aoucossco2014/ ...