coyote08
Here are a few pics.  Cat and dog are mine. Had some car food and rabbit food out in the grass. This build seems to be doing pretty well. I like the mounting setup and the size.

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He's looking back to see if he's getting caught,lol
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wvridgerunner
Great pics... man these little Critter Getter Micro's are awesome! I just got mine in the mail today, which I'm using for an S40 FastHack build in an Otter 3000. Had I known I could find a board this small with Fast Hack programming, I probably would've tried cramming everything in a 1020. I literally just finished gluing in the easy mount bracket... waiting for the goop to setup enough for me to start laying on the 3d camo. I should have some test pics from my build within a week. Hopefully they turn out as nice as yours!

With this board arriving today, and the Safari kit I got from Ralph earlier this week, I feel like a kid at Christmas haha. You have any pics of the build itself?
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coyote08
Glad you mentioned 1020, had the title labeled 1040, changed that. Here is the build and mount.

http://www.diytrailcams.com/post/crittergettermicro-with-s40-fast-hack-in-a-pelican-1020-7752319?highlight=1020&pid=1289676025
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wvridgerunner
coyote08 wrote:
Glad you mentioned 1020, had the title labeled 1040, changed that. Here is the build and mount. http://www.diytrailcams.com/post/crittergettermicro-with-s40-fast-hack-in-a-pelican-1020-7752319?highlight=1020&pid=1289676025

Very nice build and mount! I usually shy away from the tree mounts, since I hunt mostly public land and we can't use screws. If I do a 1020 build, I'll probably try a small external pipethrough attached diagonally using JB Weld or the Quiksteel, covered with Liquid Nails.

I recall seeing your other thread a few days ago, didn't realize that was you since you mentioned a 1040 for this build. I didn't finish my 3d camo tonight, but I did wire up the board and battery holder, and the camera fired pics flawlessly. That blue test led is BRIGHT and wiring up this board is as easy as it gets. I think I'll hold off on the 3d camo and get this thing on a tree in my yard for testing tomorrow night.
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buck66
there just an't (little canadana for you [smile] )nothing wrong with them pics very nice build
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woody meristem
On public land you can put the camera on a camo painted concrete stake driven in next to a tree and use a python lock around the tree. Concrete stakes are cheap, don't stand out in the woods, and the factory holes can be drilled out for a 1/4" bolt, or drilled and tapped for a bolt. I've begun to use them for low sets and they're great for sets where there's no convenient tree.
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Vonfoust
http://www.diytrailcams.com/post/field-edge-mount-7042719?trail=20#12

This is pretty much the way I do all mine now.  Let's me put it anywhere I want to.  No tree, put it on this post.  Tree, I can strap to the tree if I have to.  Usually, since it's our land, I drive a landscaping nail about halfway into the tree I want the cam on, and then bend the nail up so the cam can sit on the nail.  I'll have to let you know which Liquid Nails it is.  That was over a year ago and still holding strong, I know the first Liquid Nails I tried didn't hold up real well.  
When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something.
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coyote08
I remember seeing that before. Looks like it would work nice. I just really like how easy it is to adjust the view of the camera. With the nut on the back of the camera you need to make sure left to right is good when your screw the mount into the tree, but up and down is easy. If the nut is on the bottom of the camera even easy. Scew the mount into the right side of the tree, then you can adjust left to right by just tightning or loosening onto the mount and up and down is easy too. I may add the capability for this mount to my other cameras. Then there is more flexibility on mounting.
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wvridgerunner
coyote08 wrote:
I remember seeing that before. Looks like it would work nice. I just really like how easy it is to adjust the view of the camera. With the nut on the back of the camera you need to make sure left to right is good when your screw the mount into the tree, but up and down is easy. If the nut is on the bottom of the camera even easy. Scew the mount into the right side of the tree, then you can adjust left to right by just tightning or loosening onto the mount and up and down is easy too. I may add the capability for this mount to my other cameras. Then there is more flexibility on mounting.


I'd love to be able to use a mount like yours. Yesterday, I took a climbing stick with me to hang a cam about 10ft up in a tree on public land. I used a Python cable and sticks for shimming/angling the cam downward. Lets just say it took about 15mins more than it should've to get the horizontal and vertical angles adjusted. Plus, if the shims are removed, someone could just climb up the tree and flip the cam around to steal the guts. I still didn't get it adjusted exactly how I wanted, so I finally just called it good enough and left lol.

If I could use a screw in tree mount, it would've taken 5 mins to get angled perfectly. I understand not being able to drive 20 railroad spike sized steps into a tree, but getting a ticket over a 5/16" diameter screw going 2" into a tree is ridiculous. Same goes for bow holders. I had to start using a treestand mounted bow holder and a strap on accessory hook instead of my Realtree EZ hanger just to be legal when hanging my bow/grunt call etc.
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coyote08
If you could get a metal plate and have a nut or coupler welded to the metal plate, you could strap the metal plate to the tree. Then you could modify the mouth to fit into the nut instead of a lag screw. If you have a pipe through, you could still cable lock it to the tree.
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