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⟪⟪    The housing (metal version)    ⟫⟫

 

I ordered a solid metal box specifically designed for housing electronics outdoors. It worked well, but, especially during autumn, moisture always seemed to find a way in, probably because it was made of metal (same effect as why for example cars can be covered with dew in the morning). So after a while I made a new housing made of plastic.

The basic set-up. The housing with holes drilled for the sensor, camera and flash. Also added are two rings for carrying and the bar through which the lock will go. Since I have to do this stuff in my kitchen with a limited supply of tools, it doesn't look very pretty unfortunately, but at least it works.

 

The outside after glue was added. The ending of the snorkel is an old UV-filter which will protect the lens.

 

After adding texture and painting.

 

This is what the two rings are for, this makes the camera pretty easy to carry with you, since it is not exactly a lightweight.

 

The lock which will (hopefully) prevent it from getting stolen.

 

The inside with the homemade sensor. The white insulating material is there to minimize the sound of the camera taking a picture.

 

The inside with the Snapshot Sniper sensor. I also hacked the flash so that it is connected to a more powerful power source, which is the green thing on the right.

 

The camera waiting for wildlife.

 

An alternative set-up, with an external flash.

 

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