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Old 03-10-2010, 04:34 PM
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Well guys, after nearly a year, I finally worked up the courage to begin my first homebrew build. I am not finished but I will chronicle what I have done so far.

These are the main ingredients. A Sony S600 camera, control board, battery compartment, and a plano 1425 case.



Inside the case is a yellow bladder that has to be mostly cut away.



After you remove the yellow bladder, you drill the holes for the camera lense, camera flash, sensor, and the pipe-through that is used to secure camera to a tree.




This is a picture of the pipe-through.



Then you paint the inside of the case with a flat paint to prevent the flash from reflecting back into the camera.



You then attach the lenses to the outside of the case using goop. There should be another lense called a fresnel on the bottom hle for the sensor but I had to order another one so I haven't attached it yet.



This is what the inside of the camera will look like after everything is installed. I have not actually wired everything together yet. Note that I have reinstalled part of the yellow bladder. This serves as the gasket to keep the weather out.



The last pic is a comparison for size. I will camo the outside with liquid nails and paint but I can't do that until I install the other lense, which I had to re-order.



There you have it. I still have a ways to go but I wanted to show you all where it's at so far.

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Old 03-10-2010, 05:48 PM
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Looks good will watch fer some of yer pic's
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:51 PM
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That is awesome Jim! How much do you have into it? Where did you get allthe parts for it. Cant wait to see the finished product.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:57 PM
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That is impressive!
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:31 PM
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Wish I had the courage to try one.....
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:38 PM
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It sure looks like a great start on it!! I hope it all works well for you when you get it all done.. It will be nice to see some pics from it once it is finished..
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very nice, be sure to post the finished product
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:25 PM
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Looking good Jim. Looks like you are going to use a stereo jack. Is it going to clear the pipe? Are you going to have room for external batteries for the s600?
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy12t View Post
That is awesome Jim! How much do you have into it? Where did you get allthe parts for it. Cant wait to see the finished product.
I have about $150.00 in this build. How much you have in one depends on how much the camera costs. That is the greatest expense. The cameras you use are mostly discontinued models that you get off ebay, so that makes that part really variable. The components for the build come from yeticam.com or a place called snapshotsniper.com

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Looking good Jim. Looks like you are going to use a stereo jack. Is it going to clear the pipe? Are you going to have room for external batteries for the s600?
I am going to use a stereo jack and it's going to be very close. After I got the pipe through I noticed that the camera needed to be raised about a 1/4 inch to line up with holes, so that should about do it. As far as an external battery, I don't know how to tie that in with everything yet.

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:29 AM
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Dang that looks good. i wish i knew how to do that. haha
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