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    Hunting and more hunting, oh, and trailcams. just love to be in the mountains no matter what I'm doing there, metal detecting for nuggets, scouting, hunting, fishing, I could go on forever.<br />I hate politics cause it just pisses me off so I try to stay off the subject.....<br />
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  1. 4K Action Cam

    I used Photobucket the first year it was up but to me the navigation wasn't very user friendly so I left it and just used my own domains mostly to upload to. Now I guess they are charging users so that's why thousands of photos and videos are lost in here, no one wants to pay those fees especially for cloud storage. The IR stuff isn't too hard, once you do one the next ones are a piece of cake..
  2. Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    Finally re-found this thread... Ive had this info for years and finally started messing with it. Hacked a viv 2000 (see other new thread) and started to finish a build thats been sitting for a long time. Anyhow, I used the original image/schematic (I assume its the one you can no longer see at the top) and hand built the board, tested the circuit and all is working. I downloaded the above code (well, it was on my pc from 5 yrs ago...lol) and I have come up with a small problem (hopefully...)... The circuit seems to work but the code is not doing something correctly (I think) and it has something to do with the section below, also the highlighted in red parts. When I powered up it seemed to do what the code says to do, It flashes the on-board led a couple times and if the cds is covered and the cdschk does its thing, the on-board led will flash on/off twice every couple seconds (nite???). last night I fired everything up to test and it did not seem to charge the slave so I left it on overnight, came out this am and the slave was charged but wont fire. I did some checking, reading and looking around and had found I missed the 1R resistor between batt+ and Slave+ so added it. I covered the cds and the slave charged when it was supposed to but it still wont fire with the camera. The cam is a sony w50 and based on what I am reading and seeing in the code it should work with how the code is. I ran a syntax on the code and I get a syntax error @ line 67 "let pins=%00000001" with the error saying "symbol pins" not defined. Now I have ran across this before years ago with some old cam code but cannot remember the cause/issue or fix. The syntax error shows at both positions shown below. I have tried to change it to "pin" or the pin leg and even flash_on flag of b13 and still, it is not working correctly. Ive double and triple checked the wiring, the slave and the slave board, all is correct and working, in fact the code seems to be working other than firing the slave with the camera. So, I have to assume it has to be something in this section of code that is not letting it set the flag or the interrupt. As mentioned, the cds is working, the on board led seems to be doing what it is supposed to based on what I see in the code and the moc3023 seems to be fine as well because I can unplug my pt and jump it and the charged flash will fire. I am not up enough on this particular code to dissect it enough to know whats going on or not going on. I dont know how to check the pt other than probing it, or swapping polarity. it (they) is new (bought a bunch when I gathered this stuff 5 yrs ago). So, Ralph (or anyone else with experience with this circuit/code) do you have any ideas of where to look or what the issue may be? Like I said, I can remove power and connect the slave directly and it is firing perfect, I can reconnect and flip the switch on the the little slave board and it seems to go thru the code, charges the slave etc and it can be manually jumped to make it fire but when the camera is fired the slave just sits idle charged and ready to go. Any help would be awesome.. Thanks, Geo ****************************** GoSub CdsChk If Night_Flag = 1 Then Inc Slave_Refresh let pins = %00000001 EndIf If Night_Flag = 0 Then let pins = %00000000 sleep 130 Endif ************************
  3. 4K Action Cam

    Thats Cool, youll have to post a vid when you have time.., I am going to pull another one out and hack it. This one is all put back together, my lcd ribbon wasnt long enough to let me pull the board up or get behind it. I tried pushing the lcd out but was afraid I'd break it with to much prying so figured I'd just leave it. The next one I think I'll chop the case and remove the whole unit from it so to be able to get to the rear board better to take a better look at the battery terminals. I think I found a lens that should/may screw in so may try to IR hack it, they glued the hec out of the one in it so may not be able to remove it. I have some small white light arrays that are hecca bright so thought I'd try to make a white light vid cam with the first one just to see how it does.
  4. Question for the Electronic gurus

    Hi Bill, That's what I assumed. I sure would think it could handle 12v though since it was on the sensor, although with all the removed parts it might not. I'll probe around it some more and see if it's something else. With a battery connected I should see the nominal voltage on it but I'm only getting 1.7v across it so something is awry somewhere...lol I ended up just grabbing another one out of my box and hacking it and installing it and will mess with this one later to see if I can get her Workin again.
  5. 4K Action Cam

    Not to sure.. I tried it twice and it shuts down instantly so I didn't want to try any larger voltage...lol Maybe I'll try that today, I guess if I fry it I won't be losing much...the hack works good and the cam seems to be fair so I thought I jus might try to make an adapter that sits on top of the battery instead of using the external wires.
  6. 4K Action Cam

    Mine is similar, almost identical other than the lugs on the shutter board. Mine has 3 lugs that are/seem to be connected directly to the battery internal terminals but if I connect an external batt it shuts the cam right off. I edited your pic to show where I have my connections and where the lugs are on mine.
  7. I have been working on finishing an old project which uses the ms20 pir. I have it working with a w50 cam. To make a long story short, I was fitting things today and decided to do another test after adding another regulator to my controller. I grabbed a 12v battery pack and flipped the switch on and nothing. I realized I screwed up putting 12v to it instead of my 9v. Well I had to do some cutting to get the sensor board out to see what happened. I tested a few points comparing to another one and it looks like I fried Q1. Anyone know what a ST25A - 733p is? ... I've searched high and low and am unable to find what it is. I assume it's some sort of transistor, 25 amp and would think it should be high voltage as well..I I'll post a pic in a minute..
  8. Need hack info for W50/W30

    Hey thanks, I looked over there last night an got side tracked .. I ended up jus tearnin the W50 down and the top shutter and power looked exactly the same as the w55 so I tried it and it worked...lol I'll save that info for future reference, thanks again..
  9. Need hack info for W50/W30

    Tried a few searches but all links are dead or the photos are gone. Tried numerous search parameters and end up with 7000 plus results. Anyone have current hack info for both the W50 and W30 with externals? Video? PDF? Pics? Thanks guys
  10. 4K Action Cam

    Looks good and nice & compact video build. I actually have a few of these in a box and am going to try one as well. Would be interested in seeing the base code as well. I have my own written for jazz so will probably modify that and try it and see what happens. Got any pics of the hack ? "EDIT" I tore into one tonight, figured out the hack, it's a 4 wire, pwr/pwr com - shtr/shtr com. I added wires for externals at the terminals (upper left) where the shutter board is soldered to the main board but something isn't right with that. I put a single triple A on the wires and it shut the cam down instantly. All that time and effort to just burn it...lol ... I tried turning it back on but nada.. I tried the hack wires just for the heccuva it and it fired right up. So it must of burned something on the little power board but at least it still works...lol.. snapped her back together and calling it a night...I'm whipped..
  11. New Jazz Build - 4 days to finish

    I had never seen it done either and had thought why not try it. The most important thing is make darn sure the L/N is completely dry and set before dipping it. If it's still soft and you dip it will shrink under the ink (I learned the hard way...lol)... I mean it's not to big a deal but if you want it to look good or perfect make sure it's setup first. It works pretty good and the process is the same..
  12. Hydro Dipping Cases

    The newest addition, just got some new film in today and finished up my jazz cam, it's called tree bark from dipwizard.com. Im liking it..
  13. New Jazz Build - 4 days to finish

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  14. New Jazz Build - 4 days to finish

    Done... I jus got my new hydro film in the mail today so it got it's first use. I added a little L/N for an eyebrow over the LEDs and cut out a ring from a pvc plug and made a nice lens cover to hide the recessed glass. Taped it up and dipped it. Turned out pretty good, couple spots needed touch up from air bubbles but otherwise I like the camo.