Monday 26 February 2018

Nature with Tech 2018

Although we have had some very bright, sunny days during February, it has also often been very cold.

And it looks like we have some seriously cold days to come during early March.

However, there are still some signs that our garden birds are thinking about nest building...

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Bat Call Logger: implementing pre-capture

My bat call logger uses a very simple/crude means to trigger recording.

This seems to work, but a few recordings are blank, as if the triggering signal has stopped before the recorder kicked in.

By having a pre-capture function, I should be able to capture a sequence before the trigger takes affect.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Bat Call Logger: Wolfson audio card frequency response

Having got my Wolfson Audio card working happily with a Raspberry Pi 2, I decided to try and check the frequency response.

As this card is described as a 'audio card' and the only figures I've seen relate to the audible range, I didn't have high expectations regarding its use in my Bat Call Logger.

Anyway, to find the answer, it was just a question of setting up some test gear and running a few checks.

Thursday 1 February 2018

Bat Call Logger: recording ultrasound

My bat project has been on the back-burner for the last few months, as I understand that bats don't venture out much during the winter.

However, the Weather Man on BBC's Winterwatch did say he had seen them flying around on a few mild evenings during January!

So maybe its time to do a bit more work on my Bat Call Logger and check if there are any out there.