From Alan Arqueza
13 March 2017
Tonight is the anniversary of the Phoenix lights - the 2 kilometer wide triangular aerial craft witnessed by more than 9000 citizens of Phoenix, Arizona on 13 March 1997. My sky cameras are in ready-mode to detect motion in the night skies. Thanks to Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and the maker of the software motioneye os available free at GitHub. The photo presented on this page is my Raspberry Pi 2 computer inside a SmartiPi enclosure. You will notice the added LEGO snap-on bricks raising up the microcontroller from the surface for more space to desipate heat. The raspberry pi camera tends to get warm. This camera module on the Raspberry Pi 2 is v2 Pi NoIR and has a Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor (without Infrared). My other camera named SkyCam 2 is the first generation Raspberry Pi with a 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 sensor. I prefer wired Ethernet for more security and full bandwith when transferring data. The black cardboard below the camera is from the Parker Brothers Monopoly Electronic Banking real estate board game from 2007.
If you are wondering how I made the images on this webpage clear I used a Sony camera from the year 2011. I do not own a smart phone. The images were photographed with a Sony DSC-TX55 compact camera. The camera is the size of a credit card. I changed the auto mode to manual mode for less noise in the digital image. The camera settings on my Sony was set to Program mode making the ISO at 100. Used a 10 second self-timer to avoid camera shake. I mounted the Sony camera on a box.
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The main store of the official Raspberry Pi at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/
A Raspberry Pi 2 power supply must be purchased with the Raspberry Pi 2 computer and a class 10 microSD card. For more information visit the official main website.
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