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  1. When it's connected to the board, did you have the screen off? This is critical. If not, the camera will be too slow to power on and will miss the signal to shutter a pic. If you have the Yeti board set to take two pics, it should take one on the second signal. To test it when it is disconnected from the board, you need to tie power common and shutter common together. That is, not just touch them together, but jumper them for the duration of the test. Then touch power to power common and it should power up. Touch shutter to power common and it should take a pic.
  2. This is what I was thinking. Along the same lines, I wonder if it would be possible to make a "smart" external battery pack that stepped the voltage down to 1.3 Volts. That way your external would stay at full capacity and only dole out juice as the internal battery needs it. I don't know enough about electronics to know if this is feasible. Just throwing it out there.
  3. I actually think that if you have NiMH batts in the camera, you might be better off with alkalines. NiMH run at something like 1.3 V fully charged. No matter if your externals are lithium or alkaline, they are going to overcharge the NiMH because they run at higher voltage. So until the voltage between the two sets equalizes at 1.3V, all you are doing is losing energy to heat. The trouble with the lithium is that they fall of a cliff once the voltage drops. You might have more gas in the tank in an alkaline at 1.3V than a Lithium at 1.3V. Not sure about that, but it's something to consider. FWIW I get 6 weeks out of four AA lithiums in the dead of winter.
  4. I have for sale a hacked Sony H70. It is a clean camera. The hack works perfectly, and all buttons on the camera function as well. External power is provided through a dummy battery and a battery box which holds the sony BG1 battery and has leads to connect the external power of your choice. Includes Sony charger and one BG1 battery. $65 TYD. I can also include a bigfoot board for this cam, trailmaster program, for $42.
  5. Marson

    Big Foot Board Batteries

    Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come along, but my understanding is that in a traditional homebrew still camera, when the flash cap charges, the resulting voltage drop can cause the control board to reset, which would cause you to miss pictures. Not sure if the same would apply to the DXG.
  6. Marson

    Samsung A503

    sent you a PM
  7. For sale: Samsung A 503. Black. Never opened. Works fine. Minor signs of wear. Camera only. $25 TYD.
  8. Just ordered it. I must need an ebay lesson because I thought I looked this morning and didn't see it.
  9. Thanks Bob. No I didn't get the CD or instructions with the cam, which is probably part of the problem. I'm going to try and get out there today and set the ISO to 200.
  10. Here's some of my latest from this "spring". Someday, I will have a background other than snow to work with! http://madcamtrapper.blogspot.com/
  11. Marson

    Fisher And Marten

    Thanks bobo. I finally got it through my thick skull that I needed to wire the bait to the same tree that the cam is mounted on. These are my first pics from that kind of setup. Hopefully a lynx shows up next.
  12. After a three week soak, I finally picked up some fisher and marten pics on my S600's. http://madcamtrapper.blogspot.com/ I would have had more at the set that caught the marten, but it dragged the bait out of hiding, and then the grey jays found it and I wound up with about 600 pics of the same two birds. Cam died after that.
  13. Marson

    My Cam Trapping Blog

    Yeah, Bob I did finish the H70. Right now I've got it set up on a tree with a porcupine in it. Looking forward to some pics that don't have snow for a background! (another 6" today!)