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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:51 am 
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I doubt this will be of help, but I have an old reflective sensor that was made by STI (model 2090). It ran on a 9v battery and used a red traffic reflector to trigger a Nikon FE (35mm) via the remote. It measures 5 x 3 x 1.5" and worked very well; we used it in Indonesia in 1980, where falling leaves and flying moths caused a lot of false triggers. The company still makes many similar products, but this one is obsolete.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:26 pm 
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That sounds pretty cool for back in the day. The one that James posted though reflects off of the target animal it looks like. Kinda complicates things for me, but makes it simpler for the end user if I can get it to work. With settings to slow the detection down for bigger or slower targets, I think we can eliminate the falling leaves and flying objects from triggering, unless you are after fast movers like flying objects, then the leaves and such would still be a problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:26 pm 
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Well,
It has been a couple of years since I first posted this in Feb. of 2016. Started going through a divorce in March of 2016 and that pretty much ended my fun time. LOL. Anyway, reading some of the recent posts on the forum got me wanting to play with this again. I had my original design all setup in my shop, and the ex flipped out on me and trashed the whole place, dumped all of my parts bins and everything on the floor. I never found all of my original design. Sure wish I would have documented what I had, but I ordered some parts today to get started again. The prototype I had was very, very basic. I modified 2 SSII's for the transmitter and receiver and only had like 3 lines of code for each one, but it was working out to about 125 feet and drawing about 2 mA. I had the receiver checking for input from the transmitter every 10th of a second.

I'm thinking of maybe doing this using a board with an LCD, similar, if not almost exactly like my LCD board for the transmitter mounted in a 1010 case. You would do all of your settings there, so you could set how fast you wanted it to operate, and have the typical settings like time delay between picks, day or night mode etc. The receiver would send the settings to the transmitter, so it could be very small and you would only need to open it up to replace batteries.

What do you guys think about this mount? Wondering if it would be strong enough screwed, and GOOPed, directly into a 1010case? Anyone tried this already?
https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Adapter-Converter-Camcorder-Ballhead/dp/B07567PHSZ/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1520453350&sr=8-12&keywords=female+tripod+mount

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:21 pm 
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Hello Gary.

Glad you’re revisiting your design.

You might have better luck with a cheese plate or with getting stock aluminum pieces tapped and riveting or machine screwing them to the box. I tried those adapters and was not able to get them to seat securely in a box. Maybe there is a way but I couldn’t find it. There is a lot of force on the contact point.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:52 am 
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Thanks Casey. Did you try it by tapping threads in the case? Guess I better get the design worked out before thinking to far ahead. ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:46 am 
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No I never tapped the threads, but screwed the adapter into a slightly small hole in the box. Seemed like too much flex with an underlying feeling it would break if a coon did pull-ups on it.

I looked far and wide for a simple 1/4 20 threaded single plate adapter. Never could find what I was looking for. I'm sure the piece is out there somewhere. A small cheeseplate is close, but is a bit more than what is needed... nice though. I use the Small Rig cheese plates off Amazon. Good price and great quality. I think the ones I use are about 10 bucks. Very solid rectangular plate with multiple threaded holes.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:22 am 
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I am also glad that you are back on track with this project.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:22 am 
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buckhuntertrailcam wrote:
I am also glad that you are back on track with this project.


Hopefully there is enough interest in this that it will be worth taking the time to get it working good. Should have most of my parts in today. Now just gotta find time to actually work on it! LOL

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