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DIY night vision that works!!!
« on: March 07, 2016, 01:37:45 PM »



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Re: DIY night vision that works!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 02:16:22 PM »
Pretty cool.
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Re: DIY night vision that works!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 02:51:19 PM »
 Yea its pretty awesome Bro!!! Now if it would stop snowing I could use it!

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Re: DIY night vision that works!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 03:39:40 PM »
Years ago, I purchased a Famous Trails night vision monocular from Big5 for $99. I thought it was so good, I bought a second one for a friend who I sail with occasionally. Yes, it is Gen2, but the best part is, it doesn't use a battery. Instead it has a piezo crystal pump. The IR source uses three LR44, but those are easy to find. Just for grins, I used my camera mount I bought from Amazon for $35 to see if it would work with my Leapers scope. By golly, even better that I thought. It is a bit messy to deal with, but no batteries offsets the inconvenience. While I have only shot two rats with it, I got the bug!

Although I didn't buy the same stuff referenced here, the net results are about the same. The camera I used was about half the size, and runs off of 3 volts, not 12. I bought it from allelectronics.com. The monitor is a pair of virtual goggles from Amazon for $45. A few pieces of PVC pipe adapters, and I have a night vision set up. But....

As good as I thought it was, the ATN 4x16 Amazon sells for about $500, is 200% better! And, it has video recording capabilities, is day light usable, and can run off the same 3 volt battery pack I built for the home brew one. We live and learn!!
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