Anyone out there have experience running a headless always-on raspberry pi zero w?
I'm trying to set one up to do sunset time-lapses (https://lab.burn.capital/chaz/daily-sunsets) but frustratingly the pi frequently ceases to function — drops off the wifi, cronjobs don't run, etc. Every other day-ish.
I thought it might be power issues, but it's hooked up to a correctly-rated usb adapter plugged into a battery ups. I've tried a different power adapter and even a different pi.
This can't be normal... can it?
The reptile timer is even worse. It dies almost every day when plugged into it, usually halfway through a sunset. I suspect the contact brushes are causing power fluctuations as the thing physically rotates around its timer switches.
Toots for friends