Improving User Experience for Public Transport Departure Monitor

Raspberry Pi Public Transport Departure Monitor - Yellow: Medium departure time (better hurry!)

The public transport departure monitor has been incredibly helpful – it dramatically cut down the waiting times at the bus stop, as it allows to leave the apartment exactly on time to reach the bus.

The setup is based on a Raspberry Pi with a simple LCD display. I’ve combined this with a motion detecting power plug, so that the Raspberry is only active when I’m actually in the entrance area of the apartment. As such, the energy consumption is minimal. Continue reading “Improving User Experience for Public Transport Departure Monitor”

Using Netgear Arlo Security-Cameras for Periodic Recording

Automating Arlo Camera Recording

The Arlo security camera by Netgear is one of the few cameras that doesn’t need a power supply, so is easier to use outdoors. The cameras have motion-sensing integrated and upload a short video sequence around the motion event to the Netgear backend. Great about the Arlo ecosystem is that this is possible with the free plan as well; you can access the recordings of the last 7 days already with the free basic plan.

For my use case, I wanted to also take periodic pictures / recordings. These can then later be stitched together for a time-lapse. Continue reading “Using Netgear Arlo Security-Cameras for Periodic Recording”