Making wildlife camera trap from bits of this and that
Posted by David Brooks | Friday, June 1, 2012
NHPR has a good story about a wildlife fan, a recent UNH grad, who hand-built a camera trap, and among other things caught a shot of a lynx that the article claims are the first such photos from NH.
The cameras that homebrewers like don’t have moving parts that might break or freeze up in the cold, they can turn on and take a photo quickly before the subject slips away, and they don’t use much battery. The best homebrew cameras are actually pretty old.
"Some of these cameras were used in the early 2000’s," explains Abdu, "and there’s this whole, like secondary industry because of the homebrew camera market on e-bay, where there are these giant bidding wars where these cameras start off at 34 cents, and these bidding wars just go up, these cameras usually going anywhere from like $30-$50."