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Jonnie Wilson

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  1. Jonnie Wilson

    Bears Being Bears

    Great videos. 👌
  2. I've been making my own preamp boards with sister board combined but it's a slow and tedious exercise. Would someone with the skill to draw Gerber files be interested in doing a preamp with a couple of sister boards combined for video builds? so it's easy and clean to add an amp and array. I have circuit layouts for a couple of different preamp kits that appear to be identical and there doesn't appear to be any copyright issues with them. To get the boards made up in China is very cheap and they will do small amounts, so maybe those doing video builds could benefit from this. I have a couple of critter getter preamp boards with sister board combined that are small and simple to use but are no longer available.
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    Pre Amp with sister boards

    Ok I need the hole through type then. I actually have 3 different types of yours. The oldest ones are quite long about the size of 2 kit 98 boards, then I have some that are hole through about the he size of a kit 98 and also a couple of your surface mount models. All work perfectly. If you find any of the hole through amp array boards that you no longer want can I buy them from you?
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    Pre Amp with sister boards

    My soldering skills aren't too bad so if the SM boards you have are able to be made up manually,, could I buy some blank boards from you? Thanks.
  5. Jonnie Wilson

    Action cam

    How do you find the quality of your cheap action cam videos? Mine look sharp with the cameras LCD screen but put them on the computer and they are rubbish. Wouldn't waste my time with them again.
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    Testing

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    S600 Flash

    I think you're right about the main board, I tried initialising the camera but that didn't help. Another one for the parts box.
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    S600 Flash

    I have an s600 that won't fire the flash. I checked the flash cap against a good one and it appears to be ok. For some reason the cap isn't charging although the LCD display shows the green indicator to indicate it is charging. After trying to get it to fire buy taking a few pics if i then remove the batteries and try to discharge it with my resistor I don't even get the faintest spark. Even tried touching the terminals with my finger...not even a tingle. All ribbons seem to be in good condition and I can't see any corrosion anywhere. Apart from the flash everything else works as it should. Any suggestions? Thank you.
  9. I am curious to know if the people who make and sell control boards to the homebrew community keep their codes in more than one place? You may have seen an earlier post of mine where I have a board that was working with it's original code and I asked if the record timings could be changed? A new code was supplied but it was for a later version of the control board that had just been released and because i programmed my 20m2 chip with the wrong code the board is now useless. As the original code was lost after a computer crash from the supplier it now appears that the control board will end up in the bin. I suppose anyone else that has an older board that has a hiccup with the code will probably end up with the same problem. I think we all know that in the electronic age that anything of importance MUST be saved in more than one location. Sorry guys but I had to get that off my chest.
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    Question for the "Board builders and Suppliers

    Yes in a pm you did offer a new board, when the Reed relay was faulty and it wouldn't record.. I replaced the relay and the board then worked. I let you know and you replied "awesome" The wrong code I was given has unfortunately rendered the board as useless. That's enough from me on the matter.
  11. I am looking for a copy of a dxg125 code that was written for a Critter Getter V 5.0 control board. I was given a new code with different record timings that I was after but unfortunately it was for the latest Critter Getter board and apparently the old and new boards have different pin allocations ( dont understand that) so a board that was working, now doesn't . Firemanjim had a computer crash a while ago and lost all of his old codes and although he has tried he cannot get the code to work with the V 5.0 board. So if anyone has a copy of a dxg125 code that was written for the critter getter V 5.0 control board i would greatly appreciate it if you could share it with me. Thank you
  12. Looks good to me. I prefer the white light arrays and it doesn't seem to bother the animals at all. Once a big old sambar doe walked right up to the array for a closer look and stuck her nose on it....she didnt't like the burnt nostrels that's for sure.
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    Instagram

    I first started using Instagram to keep in contact with my nieces and nephews as they grew wings and took off all around the world. I then wondered if anyone would be interested is seeing my trailcam pics and videos? People from all around the world are interested. You can put 1 minute clips on with sound and it only takes about 30 seconds. You can go back and edit or delete at any time and it is amazing just how many trailcams are used around the world. There is private messages as well and you can block people from seeing your stuff if you desire.
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    Instagram

    I have finally given up trying to upload videos to photobucket so i can share them on here...it takes hours of time to get 1 small video to upload and then when it it looks like it finally worked...there's nothing there. Not sure if anyone else on here has an Instagram account but if you do you can check out my homebrew video clips on there. Key in the tag below if you want to have a look. Thanks @bushphotographer
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    Project 3 Eye's

    Geez mate you've had your fair share of knocks... more than most I'd suggest. Great to see your getting on with life and still getting enjoyment from making cams.
  16. Jonnie Wilson

    Crypto currency

    Here in Australia all advice is to steer clear as there is no backup if it goes belly up.
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    Project 3 Eye's

    Wow , has this been on the go for around 10 years?
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    What is this?

    I got this in a box of bits and don't know what it is. It looks like something to program chips in. Does anyone know what it is?
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    Video cams - what's new

    Checked eBay and found this $10 jazz camcorder..no sure if its the same as yours? What is the advantage of the jazz you are using compared to a dxg125? Good job on your hack tutorial, i found it very easy to follow. 👍 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232744693782
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    4K Action Cam

    I got a cheap 4k video camera from China to see if I could hack it and make a trailcam out of it. The camera itself is tiny about 2 x 1 1/2 inches, i got it apart and got wires soldered to the power and record buttons, also got wires soldered to the battery terminals for external power. Camera is powered by a 3.6v rechargable battery. Got it back together and if I touch the power wires together it turns on and if I touch them again it turns off. Only thing is to turn it off the wires need to be together for a couple of seconds. With the camera on if i touch the record wires together it starts to record, touch them again and it stops recording. I think the hack is ok. I have 2 bigfoot control boards here that I can program for DXG125 videos but have no idea what program I would need to get this camera working with the control board. Does anyone have any bigfoot programs that i could try with this camera? I can load the programs to the board but cannot write programs. Thank you JW
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    4K Action Cam

    I haven't been able to get my head around ir conversions so have gone with the white light arrays. They are bright, cheap and there are lots to choose from. I have always used photobucket to post my videos but for some reason I can't upload to it now.
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    4K Action Cam

    Since I opened the camera up to take a picture of the hack I have now added an external mic and pre amp. Works great and makes the videos a lot more interesting.
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    4K Action Cam

    Yes that is where I have my power connections. I wonder if yours shuts down because the triple A battery is only 1.5v and the camera runs off 3.7v? I'm using a 3.7v 18650 battery for external power.
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    4K Action Cam

    This is how I hacked my camera for power and shutter. I couldn't flip the camera board for a pic of the external power hack as i gooped the wires through the back of the case, but I just soldered directly to where the battery contacts the terminals. I think you might have your external wires where I have my power wires?
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    Hydro Dipping Cases

    Good job, they look great.
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