Hello, Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has been powered down & stuffed in a drawer since mid-April – no, I’d rather not get into why; thanks for asking! – but this morning I had the notion to dig it out and get it running again.

This turned out to be fairly simple: point it out the window, plug it in, wait for it to finish booting. After a few improvised attempts at securing the Pi to its shelf, I decided on zip-ties: 10 for $2, from Home Depot.

(It was also a convenient excuse to leave the house: first time since last Thursday. But that’s a story for another time.)

Every five minutes, between 5:00am and 9:55pm, the Pi snaps a picture of the back yard:

Raspberry Pi camera

Raspberry Pi camera