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BT65
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Re: cheap watec

Post by BT65 » 24 Feb 2013, 07:50

some bloke wrote:Very tidy job - hole saw?
25mm flat wood drill bit then half round file out to 30mm.

I'll be using a stepped up silicone hose system over the lens to fix it to the scope; parts currently on order, more about this when they arrive.

Thank you to everyone for your positive comments, but it really was a fairly simple job, honestly.
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Re: cheap watec

Post by rodp » 24 Feb 2013, 11:36

Nite eye use a piece of plastic waste pipe glued to the housing around the lens, this not only gives you a mounting but offers some protection for the lens. A good idea I thought, nice and simple.
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Re: cheap watec

Post by the crow » 24 Feb 2013, 20:22

are these boxes are anygood for the cheap watec board 10 for £11.11 + vat delivered

http://www.rapidonline.com/Mechanical-F ... 25-30-0724

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Re: cheap watec

Post by jdk1 » 24 Feb 2013, 21:29

the crow wrote:are these boxes are anygood for the cheap watec board 10 for £11.11 + vat delivered

http://www.rapidonline.com/Mechanical-F ... 25-30-0724
They look ok but you may struggle for room if you use the built in av and dc sockets , also i bought my boxes from them and the postage wasnt cheap.

These ones look a bit more water resistant http://www.rapidonline.com/Mechanical-F ... mm-30-3320

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Re: cheap watec

Post by fizzbangwhallop » 26 Feb 2013, 18:11

Hi BT65

I ordered a couple of the boxes following your link and they turned up today.... nice one!!

I've cut the hole, can I just ask how you fitted/fixed the camera into the box... I'm assuming you used spacers of some sort to hold the camera square and at the right height?

I've found a couple of sockets for the power and the vid signal and was intending to run these out of the housing as a flying lead.

Good stuff... getting there.

Cheers

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Re: cheap watec

Post by fishy-steve » 26 Feb 2013, 18:29

Hi BT65.
Nice job.
Im currently doing something similar with my cheap Watec.
Would you have a link to the RCA socket that you used?

Steve.

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Re: cheap watec

Post by BT65 » 26 Feb 2013, 18:46

This is how I mounted the camera into the box:

It's mostly an interference fit; the camera boards are wedged in behind the RCA and DC sockets (with a rectangle of thin insulating material inbetween) to prevent backwards movement.

The hole for the lens mount ring is a tight fit to prevent downwards vertical movement, I measured it so that the top of the board would fit snugly against the top of the box to prevent upwards movement and then I glued on the back of the box was once I was happy with the dipswitch settings.

Plus there's a little bit of packing material in there as well to compensate for the iris connector socket, so as to keep it all square.

I deliberately chose the smallest, lightest posssible enclose available to allow me to do this.

No screws were involved in the making of this project.

You can find the RCA socket I used here.
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Re: cheap watec

Post by fishy-steve » 26 Feb 2013, 18:52

Thanks for that. Ordered and paid for. :thumbup:

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The Sony Extreme fits it too!1

Post by fizzbangwhallop » 26 Feb 2013, 19:36

Good man BT!! Thanks for that.

Just had a quick try and these boxes are a great fit for the Sony Extreme cameras that there was a thread about some months ago - just need a lense holder on the front.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2-600TVL-B- ... 3ccf41e886

I 'think' I blew my Sony up getting the board plugs and sockets mixed up so I won't be able to get one up and running :problem:

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Re: cheap watec

Post by koiman97 » 26 Feb 2013, 22:20

hi guys just quick question as to the first post here the settings you are using on the board cams the settings at the back i cant post a pic that bruce posted to show them

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