I've resigned myself to the understanding that the stability issues affecting the pi I'm using to capture sunset time-lapses are power issues. I'm using a nice usb power brick from adafruit that's specifically rated for this use, but... every apartment I've lived in over the last 10 years has had power fluctuations on the mains. Next idea: power it from a battery pack, hopefully one I can leave plugged in/charging while it powers the pi. That's kind of progress.
The last big TODO item is figuring out where to upload the videos once they're finished being assembled. Since they can be fairly large, especially over time, it'd be nice to have a 3rd party service I could use. Perhaps there's a peertube instance that wouldn't mind hosting some daily sunset videos? 🤔
There are some video artifacting issues that I'm not sure how to solve. Also the pi seems to have stability problems and sometimes disappears from the network. I think I might be able to fix that by having it reboot after every sunset -- the code is already there for that, I've just been resisting enabling it, hoping I could figure out the underlying issue and fix it instead of papering over it.
I'm working on a project that uses a raspberry pi with an attached camera to capture daily sunset time-lapse videos out of my west-facing window. I figure we can all use a little beauty in these ugly times.
It's starting to work pretty well, if I do say so myself. Check out this beaut from the other day!
I birthed a new release of my 17-year-old Asteroids knockoff a couple weeks back, finally fixing the backwards controls. Grab the appimage at https://chaz.human.codes/asteroid/ and let me know what you think 🚀
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