I Won!

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raspberrypi.org recently had a contest in which the winners won a pre-production camera board (pictured here). To win, you had to tell the people at raspberrypi.org what you would do with the camera board. They wanted cool, interesting ideas that would test the camera board thoroughly. Nearly 700 entries were sent in, but only 10 people could win the contest. I was one of those 10 people! My idea was to make a bird detector. Here’s what I said about it in my entry:

“I have a house on a lake, and my mom loves it when birds come in the cove near our house. I want to connect a camera to my Raspberry Pi and have it detect when there are birds in our cove. When it detects that there are birds in our cove, I want the Raspberry Pi to notify my mom by sending her a text message or email so she can come outside and look at the birds.

This would definitely be a challenging project to do, but Iā€™m excited to give it a try!”

Now that I’ve won the contest, I better start thinking about how I’m going to do this project!

7 thoughts on “I Won!

  1. Congratulations! I managed to get hold of a camera module a couple of weeks ago and have had great fun with it so far. Let us all know how you get on with it! šŸ™‚

  2. You could have a bird feeder and when a bird lands on the perch, the weight of the bird activates a switch hooked up to the Pi. You could write a program that tweets a picture when the switch is activated!

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