Earlier this spring, my wife and I bought some nice hanging flower planters to spruce up our front porch. It turns out that we weren’t the only ones that liked it. A pair of house fenches found it perfect to setup a nest and some eggs! Coincidentally, I had recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 and was brainstorming some ideas for potential projects. The covered location of our porch, availability of power, and adequate wifi range all but screamed potential! Setting up a webcam peering into the nest to observe them hatch was the obvious direction to go in. I considered various streaming and web accessible options before coming up with the idea of making it social media powered thru Twitter.
This was my first nursery/ mural I ever created for my daughter a few years back. Full write up coming soon!