… but it is Heathack’s first live system!
We’ll be one of the users of the rather wonderful cavern-with-windows that is the old Methodist cafe in Nicolson Square – it’s a bit of a jumble at the moment, though! The Methodists are just about to have a good sort out and give it a lick of paint. Jean has previously done time-lapse photography of boilers under low lighting conditions to find out when they’re actually running using a Raspberry Pi with a “noir” infrared camera, so we thought we’d try that here to watch the transformation. It’s taking a picture every half hour, and they look like this:
It’s a big room, so we can’t get the whole thing – but it’s not at all bad for a camera that’s not designed for the purpose. We’re not into spying, so the pictures aren’t going to the internet, just to an SD card. We’ll be telling the tidiers it’s there, and hanging a shroud over it while they work or blanking out their pictures, if they wish. Jean has never tried to leave the camera up more than overnight, so it’s also useful for us. If it works, great, and if it falls over, then we know there’s stuff to do before we rely on it for studying a heating system.