Sorry for the long post.
I want to do a project and am a little stuck.
It seems like it would be possible, but I`m trying to wrap my head around it, and hoping I can get some help.
I have a Pi B+ and the camera board.
I want to do a very long timelapse to give to my mom on her birthday in May, and then I`m going to run it for a whole year after that.
We planted a little evergreen tree at our family cottage in memory of my brother that passed away last year.
I want to set up the Pi to take a picture of the tree, say every minute for an extended period (lets say 3 weeks) because we don`t go to the cottage every weekend.
I only need the picture during daylight hours, so say 7AM to 7PM.
I figure if I use a 64GB USB stick, I think I`d have plenty of room for pictures if we don`t get there for a while.
The Pi will be indoors with the camera attached to the window looking right out at the tree, so it`ll be plugged in, but the power at the cottage goes out from time to time, so I need it to restart by itself whenever power is restored if that happens, without overwriting any of the pictures it has already taken.
I`ll be using my computer to compile the images into the timelapse, so I don`t need the Pi to do that.
BTW I know the tree won`t grow that fast, but I may get a bird or small animal in the picture so I think it would be cute, that`s why the pictures are so frequent.
I can figure out how to set a timelapse using Raspbian, but not just during the day, and I don`t need a ton of pictures of darkness. Also if the power goes off, I`m not sure how to let the Pi know what the time is (i know there`s no built in RTC) and there`s no internet access at the cottage, so if I have to take the night pictures then just delete them later that`s okay too.
I haven`t figured out how to get the Pi to write the pictures to the USB stick directly yet, but I`m sure I can figure that one out with some more searching and reading.
Any help on how to make this happen would be greatly appreciated.
Also, please don`t get too technical, I`m only 13.