Last updated: 4th September 2016
Bat Video Recording
Using a Raspberry Pi together with the Pi NoIR camera module, it is possible to video bats. This is an adaptation of the project by Martin Mander called The Raspberry Pi Batinator:
Here’s my version, using a Raspberry Pi Zero mounted inside an old halogen spotlight casing. The Pi Zero and camera are mounted in a slightly modified ZeroView camera mounting adaptor from the Pi Hut.
A network cable is attached so that videos can be downloaded. Instructions on how to put an Ethernet port on a Pi Zero can be found here.
A 48 LED IR spotlight is used for illumination. This video shows what can be captured using this set-up (there are two bats in this video):