Raspberry Pi Construction Cam

In the beginning of 2021 we brought a really old house. This house already deflates heavily – there is no other choice than demolition. Since I think it’d be nice to see the progress as time lapse movie, I wanted to install a camera. The common term for this is construction cam. I’m aware about commercial vendors like Brinno selling those cameras, but (at least for the demoltion) i didn’t want to spend additional money. Therefor, I used parts laying around to build a simple construction camera with a Raspberry Pi 3 A+ and an USB webcam.

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Keeping things up to date can be a hard job. Luckily, software developers are both lazy and focused on simplicity and security. Operating systems, mobile applications, plugins – most of technical stuff can be updated easy today. If you add a docker container via any registry (mostly hub.docker.com), you can pull new releases for the used tag. But this does not restart the container – here comes the Watchtower!

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