There was a guy here in SC making them, HawkinsOutdoors, from military ammo cams with welded chains and camo paint. I have looked at his page and not working...and cannot find anything on him anymore. I too am looking for one to use this season before I try to make my own next winter when I am between seasons. If anyone has one for sale let me know also...or a contact. If not looks like the Moultrie for me since it is the cheapest I can find in Cabela's...Great site though...just wish I was mechanically inclined for the DIY stuff...but I could &^%$ a wet dream...
TradHunter >> If you check Jesse's Info on cams you'll see a cheaper price for the Moultrie than Cabela's. I was thinking about going that route but ended up making my own. Jesse wired the first cam for me and I did all the rest. Currently working on #3.
Guys, It is really not that hard. For what you will buy one for, you can make 2-3. The first took me about 10 hours to complete (I was trying to do something more than the diagrams showed- experimenting). The second took 4 hours. The wife left with the children one afternoon and I went to work on it. If you get the supplies before you start it should not take that long. You can do it.
I second what possum says! Up until 3 weeks ago I had never soldered anything in my life. Now I have 1 cam in the field and another under construction. Those circuit boards look very intimidating. I got over this by finding some junkers(try a tv repair shop) and practicing until I felt comfortable. Follow the instructions on Jesse's site EXACTLY. If you run into trouble post your question-These guys RULE!! Scott
I am currently making these cameras to sale. After I started telling my friends about them they sold me on the idea to make and sell. This hobby is just about as addicting as hunting. I use a Pelican 1150 box, two 6volt lantern batteries wired in parallel, a ms20 sensor, a red walk-test light and, a Cannon Sure Shot PF Date. First Pics have turned out great, but did have some misfires. Will try correcting this with some tape on the sensor.