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  1. Under Water

    I think the hard part would be keeping the water out. I remember someone had a camera out for ducks and the water rose up and over the cam. Water got inside the case. I've got a Olympus TG-5, not as a trail cam, and it has an underwater setting. You can buy a waterproof housing for it. So I'm not sure what the setting does. It would be neat to try.
  2. Replacement for the Otter 3250 case

    When will your new build be done with one? Looks promising.
  3. Flickr test

    I like Flickr. I have been using it for a year or 2. Photobucket was too slow. Its easy to grab links and even change the size of the picture you can upload.
  4. Pentax W90 Solar Build

    I updated the diagram. The camera externals are after the TP4056, I don't actually have the control board hooked up. So the box labeled Cam External is a 18650 battery in a protected holder that is the Cam power supply.
  5. This new build set out for 4 months on a corn feeder. Unfortunately a month in, a racoon knocked the camera and pointed it down. I had the Pentax W90 set to ISO 400. This camera seems to take pretty good pics. The feeder is a 55 gal steel drum hung from a chain strapped between 2 trees and a boat winch to crank up and down. Hoping to keep bears off.Before knocked down After knocked down. I was impressed, even with the viv2800 firing the pics were still good at night. The cam was 3-4feet off the ground.
  6. I posted the hack for this camera a year ago. (http://www.hagshouse.com/forums/index.php?/topic/56295-pentax-w90/#comment-422449 ) I finally got around to putting a build together earlier this year and got it finished in time for a trip to our hunting place in WV back mid April this year. My brother in law went this weekend and pulled this camera for me. After 4 months and 783 pictures the batteries were still fully charged. Though mid May, a coon knocked the camera and it was facing down from then on. It still was taking pictures though. The setup is a Safari SMT with the regular programing set on Cam type 1. I have an older ones of Ralph's slave boards with a Viv 2800. I was given a 30W 18V solar panel. I reused a cam that I had an Olympus E620 DSLR build. I had ordered a 12V battery for a 4wheeler and got the wrong one, so I used that 12V battery. Here is a rough diagram of how I have things hooked up. I used a solar charge control ( https://www.bonanza.com/listings/CMP03-3A-12V-Charge-and-Discharge-Controller-Solar-Charge-Controller-Solar-Panel/477377079?st_id=58217574)I had a separate 3-AA power supply for the Safari board because I had that before and just didn't get around eliminating that. As you can see I used the hole from the DSLR camera and used some adhesive backed foam and that eliminated almost all the flash glare.Here is what the setup looked like in by back yard. I used these clips (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-5-Kit-2-Pin-2-Way-Car-Waterproof-Electrical-Connector-Plug-Wire-AWG-Marine-/252416276772?hash=item3ac52eb924:g:TsUAAOSwcLxYDXta&vxp=mtr) to be able to connect the solar panel to the case. I mounted the solar panel about 15 ft. up in the tree hoping for more sunlight because I was down the north side of a hill. I put the cable from the solar panel in armor BX cable to protect it. I give warning about the next picture. I by no means tried to make this neat, lol. This was a get it done and in the box and ready to work.W90 insideEvern with the camera falling down, I was still happy with 783 pictures and still full battery through the summar with a solar panel in the woods. I'm sure it helps its a 30W panel. I'm thinking this would go a long time. With an 8 gig card I can get 3400 pics and I think I could put a 32gig card in the camera. To put this build together I didn't have alot in it because I already had the stuff or the solar build was free. The battery was $40-$50, but i couldn't return it. I got the camera free. The connector for solar panel, solar charge controller, TP4056, and the Buck convertor were probably around $30-$40. I already had the Safari and slave flash board on hand. So I think, if you dont mind a bigger case, using a solar charger to keep one battery charged and using that battery to power everything else will work. PS I'll be posting pics from the build in a diff post.
  7. Card Reader

    This is what I have been using. I have used this for the Sony cards, micro SD and SD cards. Comes with the same USB cord that the sony cams take. https://www.amazon.com/eSecure-Reader-Digit...g/dp/B003CKC8W8
  8. Kodak Zi8

    Has anyone messed with this camera. It does pics or video, but seems like would just be a video build. Not sure on IR. Not sure if it would be good. When cam powers on there's an option to start recording in WGA mode or selecting 720 or 1080, so kinda stinks it was remember that setting. Update: It does noe sty on 1080 hd setting
  9. 18650 6000mah

    Just recently bought some 5000mah batteries and I did some discharge/charge cycles to get mah ratings, and they were around 500mah. I would expect the same results with yours. If they seem light, they are junk.
  10. Solar External Power For H55

    They sell a solar charger like that on ebay that you put your own 18650s in. The 10000mah rating is a bunch of crap. I bought a kit and put 3 single 18650 holders in there, each had a protection circuit I added. Then I knew what the capacity one. You can fit 5 18650s in there if you connect the thing piece of metal to each end. I could only do that via soldering and didn't want to do that. If you did that, and actually had 5-2000mah 18650s, then you could get 10000mah. The solar panel would still take a long time to recharge the batteries, but I bet you could get a long run time out of 10000mah with even that small of a solar charger.
  11. 2015/2016 Photo Contest

    Gamewatcher/S40
  12. 2015/2016 Photo Contest

    Safari/S40 Smells good!
  13. SZ9 ]Just noticed you can hear the other deer grunting
  14. SZ9 Mommy putting Jr. in place