Bat videos

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:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/batinator-spot-bats/

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Raspberry-Pi-Batinator/?ALLSTEPS

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.

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Pi Zero installed inside an old Halogen spotlight case.

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Pi Zero Cam installed underneath eaves. Note the microphone used for sound activated bat recording attached to the gutter down-pipe.

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):