Re: Cheap Target Cam in Your Picket
No offense taken. I can see why you'd think that, but I'm not. I edited my previous post and replaced the link after one of the companies I looked up was on the BBB for being unresponsive, etc. The $500 price tag is a little to steep for me at the moment so I haven't pulled the trigger. Honestly, this should be a $200 - $300 project.
I'm an engineer working at a federal laboratory, but before that I spent four years in the Marine Corps as a MP. Long range hole punching is a hobby of mine, mainly because I like the challenge of trying to wrap my head around all the variables. Tricks like adjusting focus on a spotting scope to read mirage are really interesting. It seems odd that more scopes don't include ranging reticles or angled reference marks for judging wind speed. It's also odd that more folks don't offer MOA reticles, and those that include mil reticles use MOA turrets. The shooting world is retarded like that I guess - overcome with "operational inertia".
Now, back on subject. The $100 bridge/router I found might do the trick as long as I stay in open ground. That is, if I can get by without a computer tying in the components. An IP camera might do the trick. I did some work with Microseven a few months ago, so I'm trying them first.
The youtube video in an earlier post shows a system that an electrical tech put together and looks low cost, but I don't want to lug a TV to the range with me. My laptop has an 8-hour battery and with an extended range IP camera, I could stream this to an Android or iPad if I wanted to. Anyway, I'd love to hear what you guys have come up with. I'm sure this has been done before.