In this section you’ll find different resources for modifying existing conservation technology and building your own devices.
The camera trap cookbook is a resource on how to modify camera traps for wildlife research and conservation. It includes articles on how camera traps (or trailcams) are manufactured, how the actual technology works, teardowns and practical tutorials on how to modify ‘off the shelf’ camera traps and get them in the field.
We’ll cover adding your own lens’, adding batteries to extend the field life, hijacking the PIR motion trigger to play audio (ie. BoomBox or an ABRS) or add additional sensors plus more.
This section includes a list of links that clearly and simply explain how the Arduino platform works, as well as other useful websites around conservation technology.