I have been following Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects closely for a while and I am pretty keen on giving one a go. I have no real electronics assembly experience but can program.
I have chosen the 'Wireless Security Camera with the Arduino Yun' project on Adafruit (https://learn.adafruit.com/wireless-security-camera-arduino-yun/introduction). However, I have a couple of things I need clarification on before I give this a go.
Firstly, the setup for the project described in the link is wired to a PC. I am aiming for a portable solution and from my research I could probably use an Eye-fi SD card and send pictures to Dropbox and send video streams to the internet (as described in the link). Is this a sensible method i.e. draws the least amount of power from the batteries compared to other wifi methods?
Secondly, with the setup in the link I am not sure what the power source is (I am probably missing something). Regardless, I would like to use a battery source and from my research it seems that 6 AA batteries will be the right way to go. The problem is that the webcam and the Eye-fi card plus all the other ports on the Arduino Yun will probably take a lot of power thus rendering the battery method useless in the longer term. Other than programmatically turning off all unnecessary ports on the board + the LED light (not sure if this is possible) what else can I do to decrease battery power draw down, keeping in mind that I would like live streaming and the ability to capture pictures in real-time?
Finally, is this a good project i.e. portable wireless motion-detection camera for Arduino or would this project be more suited to Raspberry Pi?
Any help and tips will be very appreciated. Thanks.