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 Post subject: Samsung TL350 build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Here is a Samsung TL350 that I had Ralph Davis hack and program for me. It's a 10 wire hack for 24-hour stills or daytime 30-second HD video w nighttime stills. I'm going to mention all the details mainly for the benefit of our new members that are still getting used to the different terms in camtrapping. I know that this sort of explanation would have helped me out when I first got into this great hobby of ours.

The camera:
10mp. CMOS sensor, 24mm. f2.4 Schneider-Kreuznach lens, jpeg, and raw, 1920x1080 30p fps HD video with stereo.

The brains:
Ralph Davis SMT Safari Controller Board with Opto BackPacker Board.

The build:
Pelican 1040 case, 6 x "AA" wired in parallel for external camera power + the 3.7v proprietary battery, 3 x "AA" power supply with on/off toggle switch for the control board. Homemade external condenser mic with Gortex skin. Rope seal weather protection, Joe's snorkel with MC/UV lens glass, SS HPWA lens, electrical AC disconnect box fashioned into a Bear case with ridged foam backing interior, Mossy Oak Graphics Gear Skins - (Treestand pattern) for camouflaging.

Wire management:
Terminal blocks for electrical connections. As well as wire strain relief to lesson movement of the tinned wire ends from snapping from movement. I used expandable sleeving to hide and give rigidity to the wires for ease of placement. Then used shrink tubing to prevent fraying of the sleeving at the ends. I used small cable ties to cinch sleeved wires for securing to where I wanted the wires to flex. Gooped here and there where need be and that's how I got it all to fit into this case.

The cam is a power hog and originally I had only 3 x "AA"s for addition power and wasn't happy with just that. So I took it back home and found a place to squeeze in 3 more "AA" on the lid which now nestles on top of the camera when folded.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:33 am 
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Can't wait to see pics from it! Fingers crossed for a nice puma shot. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:35 am 
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That is one great looking build!!

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Awesome build! I'm really impressed with that mic with Goretex skin...great idea!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:28 pm 
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Thanks fellas,

Now I'm too afraid to put it out in the woods :)

The external mic. is set inside a 1" long x 3/4" dia. PVC pipe. I placed a piece of 1/4" x 5/8" dia. felt inside for the base. Then encased the condenser mic. with a foam windsock around it but leaving the mic. surface exposed for sound pickup. Then inserted that inside the pipe. So what you have is a mic encased with a sound deadening material at the base and sides with the top exposed. I then placed a micro-thin layer of Gortex membrane over the top. I cut a 1/16" of 1" PVC pipe to make a ring which I friction fit over the Gortex to stretch it tight, then applied a ring of Goop. Out the bottom came the two mic wires through a tiny hole in the felt. Which I poked through a tiny hole in the 1040 case and connected to the servo via a terminal block. A drop of Goop to seal the deal. Now if a Bear rips it off, the mic is toast and the two wires snap on the inside the case at the terminal block. Leaving only a pin hole for possible moisture to enter from until I make the discovery.

I ordered a sample of Gortex (Paclite) for .50 from a fabric store which gives me about 3 coverings worth. The Gortex does cut out the high notes somewhat but you can still pick up the sounds of birds and other animals. It is 100% water tight though which I like. It's not the perfect solution and I may still revamp that and do something like Ralph and Daryl have done. By placing the mic inside a small tube angled at about 45 degrees downwards and having it come out the bottom of the case. With the mic face totally exposed.

Here a few pics showing more detail.


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Pretty spectacular build Gary ... I am always so impressed with your bear boxes. Man they look as good as the cam and are bullet (bear) proof by the looks of them. I betcha you are a tad bit excited about this baby? Lol!


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 Post subject: Re: Samsung TL350 build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:56 am 
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Thanks for thinking of us new comers to this addiction......... Most of your explanation is double Dutch though lol. I have so much to learn. One thing I know for sure is that I am never going to need a bear box we don't have that problem!


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You see, this is what makes posts like this worthwhile to me, thanks and you are welcome.

You can search for much more and better-detailed tutorials using the SEARCH tab and look under BUILDS.

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