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    Sacred White Buffalo Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Debunk's Avatar
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    Trail camera control Boards?

    Is anyone using the Snapshot Sniper Boards?

    I am building another trail camera and I need to make it easy to use so I was planning on using the Snapshot Sniper Board.

    http://www.snapshotsniper.com/Board.htm


    When it comes to boards which do you run and why?

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    Lots of people use the SSS it is said to be one of the top boards.
    I think HuntrZ's trail cams have the SSS.

    There aren't any of them that dont do what they are suppose to do.
    Fit for an autopsy

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    Sacred White Buffalo Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket RoninSI's Avatar
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    For right now I'll stick with the xlp kits. I think they will do all I need for now. Am interested in the SSS boards though, the new 'movie mode' looks like it would be really neat. Also like the fact that the counter keeps going after the cam batteries wear out.

    On another note;
    Finally got a sony s600 that was supposed to be dead, but re-synced, lubed, and cleaned the gears. And now it works fine. XlP kit is ordered, and hope to be shooting pics withing a couple of weeks.

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    QUOTE=flatlander;54927]
    There aren't any of them that dont do what they are suppose to do.[/QUOTE]

    The price of the board is in direct proportion to what features it has.

    SSS - $59.95 Easy access buttons with LCD Display.
    http://www.snapshotsniper.com/HomeBrewProducts.htm

    XLP - $57.00 - Features Stealth Mode and flexible for many cameras.
    http://www.whitetailsupply.com/WS-PIR-Board.html

    Bigfoot - $42.00 - Controls up to 4 camera models
    http://www.bfoutdoors.com/bigfoot.html

    Yeti - $39.50 - Programmed for one camera - must specify.
    http://www.yeticam.com/Control_Board_Overview.htm

    Electronics Expert level- $38.00 - Make your own Program microcontroller
    http://www.arduino.cc/
    This is a very flexible microcontroller module - basically a handheld computer with free software to program through your USB port - this is a must even if your not building a trail camera.

    GCT1 - $29.95 - May require some additional work on configuring it.
    http://www.glolab.com/gct1/gct1.html

    Youbuild $20.00 - Requires major Electronic Knowledge Allows program change
    http://members.aol.com/trailcamcontrol/
    This requires making your own board-which is not difficult and programming your own PIC chips - a bit more complicated.

    For your build it would be nice to use a Quad PIR over a Dual PIR since it will more effective in eliminating false triggers from Sun activity. Murata produces Quads. http://www.murata.com/catalog/s21e.pdf

    Pixcontrollers are extinct as far as I know.
    If you know of any other boards please tell me and I will update this list.
    Last edited by Debunk; 08-09-2008 at 13:18. Reason: Included BigFoot.

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    There is also the Big Foot control board

    http://www.bfoutdoors.com/

    He (TreeTop) is on Hags House.

    When you say for the SSS movie mode (Ron) do you mean the 10 - 15 second video clips like I posted a few of a week or so ago ?

    If so most boards have a similar feature, I think all the home brew boards that are sold are able to take video clips.

    I know nothing about the last 3 Debunk listed i stick to the ones being sold on/from the 3 homebrew sites I belong to.
    Last edited by flatlander; 08-09-2008 at 13:18.
    Fit for an autopsy

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    Thumbs up

    I like the size of the second generation board on this site.


    http://members.aol.com/trailcamcontrol/

    This one looks a lot like what was sold and called the BG2 (no longer available).

    http://www.glolab.com/gct1/gct1.html
    Fit for an autopsy

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    FINALLY got the XLP/P32 kit today

    Still gotta get a flex cable....Should have it put together soon!
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    Come on. Why mess with that little P32.

    Tap that Nikon D60....
    “Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend.” –Zenna Schaffer

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    I've got 3 kits on the way. I hope if these are the aug 15th dated ones, I get mine soon.

    Had pretty good luck on ebay finally for the s600's. Although my daughter has comandeered the first one I did a refurb job on.
    The second one the power button doesnt work but it wired up ok. And hopefully i will win one or two, of the other 5 or 6 I got bids in on right now....lol

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    S600's do a great job on photos but if your looking for some speed then its not super fast. The following shows good comparisons of the different cameras that are being used.

    You should notice that at the top of the photo it shows size of the photo (### X ###) . The photos shown are smaller than what the camera is actually capable of - either they were cropped or resized smaller to fit the hosting requirements.

    Megapixel Size
    6.0 2816 X 2112
    4.1 2304 X 1728

    http://realdealhuntingchat.invisionz...opic=21338&hl=
    “Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend.” –Zenna Schaffer

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