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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:28 pm 
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My dream would be a transmitter/receiver pair in weatherproof cases with 1/4x20" sockets that run on a pair of AA batteries each and can go 6-8 weeks on a charge.
Ideally, the units could trigger the camera or flashes wirelessly!

Are the lasers safe for eyeballs?


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AA's will last well over a month, probably over 2 months after I do some more tweeking and add a CDS to reduce power at night. These will probably be safe. I'm not running them anywhere near the power they are rated for.

On the wireless, I might be able to do something similar to the SS Ghost Wire using IR if a line-of-sight system would work?. A true wireless design legally requires FCC certification. The test is $5,000 the first round, and most don't pass the first round. That would be my profit for like the next 5 years. LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:53 pm 
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Didn't realize the certification was needed - I always thought if you were on a channel like 434mHz you were good to go. Is it because you are selling them?

Infrared wouldn't cut it for me - would rather just go with a cable connection.


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Yes, you have to pass certicication to sell a new design. If you modify an existing design in any way, you're supposed to havebit certified. Not sure how strick they are, but dont wanna find out.

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This is a fascinating post Gary. It's one thing to be on the consumer/user end of it and have ideas submitted. However, It's also good to understand and have you share with us the complexities of the designer and manufacturing end of it as well.

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Yeah, I always try to get input from you guys before getting too far along in the design. I can't implement all ideas, but you guys definitely drive what the final product is.

Along those lines, I'm considering making the transmitter basically like an IR flash light with a tripod mount. The drawback to that is I wouldn't be able to do the LCD menu for setup. If I go that route, would probably but it all in a Pelican 1010 case. What do you guys think?

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I think a 1010 case would be nice

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johnnydeerhunter wrote:
I think a 1010 case would be nice

I agree

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:42 pm 
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Have you worked with any of the reflected light sensing units like this? Would be great to eliminate the receiver, but not sure how well they work.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/2122

I'm guessing this also uses that type of sensor:
https://www.cognisys-inc.com/products/r ... angeir.php


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They have some neat products. I haven't tried the reflective detection like that. I know some units have a reflector that you place in front of the sensor. The ones you posted reflect from the animal back to the sensor, so I'm not sure how well that would work depending on the size of the animal, or if you have it already pointed at something that would reflect light back, like a tree. Also, some targets would absorb more light than others. Hopefully someone here has tried a sensor like that and can provide some feedback.

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