How To: DIY Trail Camera "Homebrew"

Discussion in 'DIY Archery & Hunting Projects' started by MGH_PA, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. copperhead

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    This awesome and would make a great project for the kids. Thanks very much for taking the time to lay this all out.
     
  2. copperhead

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    Thanks for sharing. This would be a great project for the kids.
     
  3. MGH_PA

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    No problem, glad you all enjoyed it. It's really a great way to mix up your trail cam pictures. I still think there are some great commercial offerings out there, and they keep getting better, but Homebrew's are a lot of fun.
     
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    I still think id rather just buy one from you. LOL.
     
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    The pictures are some of the better ones that I've seen from trail cameras. Good homebrew project.

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    bloodcrick Moderator/BHOD Prostaff

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    Very nicely put together Matt! looks great!
     
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    Nice job... trigger speed looks fast too...

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  8. MGH_PA

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    Thanks!

    Trigger speed isn't bad.

    I've been running a few commercial cams for the last 9 months for the first time in a long time. I'm still a big fan of white flash over IR/Black Flash. I just like color photos, and experience has shown deer on our property (even the big boys) are not shy of the flash.

    I'm not sure I will build many more due to time limitations (I have enough cams as is), but for the money spent and the quality of the photos (not to mention long term reliability), they still can't be beat.
     
  9. NC_Bowhunter

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    Hey thanks for sharing this man!!! I would definitely love to try this myself.....
     
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    Did u use pelican cases
     
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    Lol nevermind I confirmed it from one of the photos
     
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    so awesome!!!
     
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    This is really cool!
     
  14. Jeffrey Jones

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    Great idea thinkin about trying it out good thread by the way
     
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    oxx g'3-*(':p
     
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    You must have some serious patients, takes some great pictures. Look forward to seeing some more.
     
  17. Justin Renninger

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    This is awesome, thank you! I do have a question, can you use any camera for this or does it have to be the sony?
     
  18. pastorjim08

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    There are several camera brands that will work. Can you be a bit more specific?


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  19. Justin Renninger

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    Well I have an old Kodak c743. Will this work?


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  20. pastorjim08

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    I don't think that one is on the list.

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