I believe I read somewhere that the original thread on the topic was about 160 pages long. I don’t know, it was before my time.There used to be an entire forum here dedicated to the "homebrew" community. After a LOT of work, it started fracturing off into other forums (jesse's hunting page, hagshouse, and some that i forget) . Its about that time that some individuals started building their own boards for use in the homebrew cams (BG2, snapshot sniper, etc). The first affordable "commercial" cameras that i remember, had the same camera's that we were using (samsung, sony, etc) but they had their own boards, but they could manufacture a lot cheaper thus the cheaper prices.
When we moved out here to CO and i had to clean out my attic, i found a couple of sony film cams and some of those walmart motion sensors, no less than 15 or so completed trail cams (film) , and 4 or 5 digital homebrew trailcams. I kept a few working ones just for nostalgia .
The Camtracker was basically a commercially produced homebrew. But for it's time, it was a good unit. Just very pricey.I had a CamTrakker back in the late 90s. Out of Georgia if I remember. Over 500 bucks and then film and developing. I still have have thousands of pics in shoeboxes in my attic. I just can’t bring myself to toss them. Lol.
x 2Fascinating stuff. I still remember using Trail-Timers - Wow have we come a long way.