I'm using a single RPi 4B to run both the SkyWeather2 and the SmartGarden3.
My current camera is attached to the SLI connector on the RPI (OV5647 w/ wide angle lens), and I have been unable to get my remote camera module to connect while using the onboard camera.
I plan to have 3-4 cameras by the time I've completed; the SLI mounted camera (21 MP autofocus pivarity Arducam for weather captures), the IR camera from the hydroponics unit, and the remote camera (outdoor garden time-lapse) and if possible, one more (I'd like a time-lapse macro of the hydroponics deck to go with the IR).
I can live with that for now, as I have a more important issue to resolve before I continue adding cameras...
Both SkyWeather and SmartGarden are using the camera, but the SmartGarden's pics are upside down, and both programs are taking pics at different times.
I would like to:
1) Turn the SmartGarden pics right-side up
2) Either make both programs use the same pics, or better yet...
2a) make each of the two programs use a different camera
Nice! Thank you! I will change the orientation today.
My access to direct sunlight is limited to the last 1/4 of the day, and have a stand of tall pines to the South; so I'm using 4 solar panels per remote.
I have a SkyCam, but I need to install the replacement camera and board, (I blew up my last one by plugging it into a KVM/USB hub that chose that moment to fry itself. Lol!) and print two more brackets and a 45 deg piece to hold the four more solar panels I will be ordering from you today. I just finished putting the Lighting Detector and SolarMAX2 together last night, and already have a working cam for now, so I borrowed pieces from the SkyCam until I can get replacements and install the board.
I have been thinking about getting a second though, for an "bird's-eye view" to go with the "worm's-eye view" time-lapse of the outdoor garden.
One thing to remember about adding more solar panels. Eventually, you hit a limit of how much current your charger chip will output (SunAirPlus3 is around 1.5A I believe) so that will be your max charge no matter how many panels you have. More solar panels do definitely help in the fringe times when you don't have direct sun in front of the panels. You just won't gain as much as you think you will gain with more panels.