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Dang! I just ordered a 1040 for my build. I didn't think a 1020 was big enough to get it all in. Oh well, I'll just have to build two.

 

Very nice build

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Man, that is a sweet build. I may have to tap into the DXG world now.

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Thanks for all the nice comments, I'll try to get some video with it this weekend to post.

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I should have posted my DXG build here.

 

So it has finally happened; I am done with my first home brew and my first DXG. And it all (finally) works.

 

Pretty typical stuff inside and out. I am going to get a Dremel and a Dremel workstation before I do another. You can drill and cut with the Dremel and it is perfect for this kind of work. I limped along with a saber saw and a power drill with a cheap-o press. Not recommended.

 

I used the modular connectors and a Lexan cradle. First time with a heat gun; its not pretty, but it works. I had some trouble with the modulars but once I put some foam behind the camera and had the case close the camera tight into the cradle, it all worked fine.

 

I spent more time on the case mods and fitting the content than I did on the camera hack. I took my DXG apart three times after the hack so I am pretty familiar with what is inside now. Thanks for the PDF; that was such a big help disassembling and assembling the camera. B224 lens went on perfect and videos are really great color in the day and IR at night. I dont have any to show; hopefully in the next week it will stop raining so I can get out into the woods to place my system. The new 8LED arrays are fantastic; so bright and just perfect for the DXG. I can't wait to start my next one now!! This forum and its members are beyond belief in how helpful you are and I would probably be tossing my 3rd or 4th DXG by now if it had not been for you.

 

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That looks great!!! Nice job.

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Well guys, here is my not too special dxg build. It is day only setup in a plano case with a kit 98 mic setup, and setup for external c cells.

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Nice clean looking build.

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Very nice. It's amazing how much more room and less wires there are with a straight day only / stock mic build. How does the power get from the C batteries to the cam? I don't see any wires coming from it to the back of the case.

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Nice looking build!!!!

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Well guys, here is my not too special dxg build. It is day only setup in a 1060 case with a regular mic setup, and setup for external c cells, which i may change to d cells.

 

Nice job and I like the choice of camo on the case.

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Very nice. It's amazing how much more room and less wires there are with a straight day only / stock mic build. How does the power get from the C batteries to the cam? I don't see any wires coming from it to the back of the case.

The wires from the battery holder to the servo are not hooked up yet, because i am undecided on whether to keep the c cell holder, or go with a d cell holder.

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1040/ BF array/ kit98/ array runs off of 8AAA (6v).

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Fantastic!

 

I want to try an 1040 build next. But I thought the 1060 was so tight....

 

I used modular connectors with a lexan cradle. That took up so much room I could not fit the DXG and the LED array on above the other.

 

Did you think you could get it into a 1040 with modular? I will try the servo next and go 1040 for sure.

 

Also, I used a Forstner bit to drill into the LED holes so they were not so far behind the surface. I thought I might get more LED out on the front. Now I wonder if I even need that since they are so bright. I see you did not drill out the LED holes from the front. Do you get enough light from them this way too?

 

 

Nice build.

 

Bryan

 

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Thanks. Yes you could use modular connectors in a 1040, just would not use the cradle. You would just need to add a little bit of foam on the lid to hold the camera against the connectos. The leds are plenty bright without drilling out the front.

 

I used Dave's shelf method so it adds a ton of room to work with.

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