In order to test the feesability of certain aspects of the project I decided that I needed to run some tests.
- I purchased a 12000mAh rechargable battery pack that has an output of 5V via a USB connector. This is one of the largest capacities of such packs that are readily available. I tested the total running time of the pack when using just the camera module and wireless adaptor on the Pi to run MJPEG Streamer, and the pack’s battery lasted >6 Hours. This means that it would potentially be feasible to use this in an actual museum exhibit or installation – allowing for power consumed to control the rover this may then require only one or no battery changes within a day.