A Solar Powered Live Camera.
We own and operate OwlBox Construction Time-Lapse, so naturally we could figure out how to do this, right? It turned out to be a feat of engineering…okay maybe not that dramatic, but a challenge nonetheless. We decided on the Google Nest Camera because we could embed a live stream publically, but in the fine print the Nest Cam must be connected to constant power. We didn’t have that.
Our Co-Founder Eric rigged up the camera to be powered by Solar – and gadzooks, it worked! We used an old OwlBox enclosure to protect against weather, stuck it on an old light stand (that Ryan hates) and with a charge controller, solar panel, and backup battery we’ve had the Nest Camera streaming live with minimal interruption.