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Do you builders purchase the servo assemblies or wire your own servo connections and purchase the PW01 connectors in bulk?

Does anyone have a source where I could purchase quality glass circles 1.75" in size?

One more question: If I were wanting to build a trail cam and not have a "removable camera" and wired the hack straight from inside the came to the externals, and the board.... do you have to use braided wire?

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Do you builders purchase the servo assemblies or wire your own servo connections and purchase the PW01 connectors in bulk?

Does anyone have a source where I could purchase quality glass circles 1.75" in size?

One more question: If I were wanting to build a trail cam and not have a "removable camera" and wired the hack straight from inside the came to the externals, and the board.... do you have to use braided wire?

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Many use custom servos - I order my building supplies from Mouser -
http://www.mouser.com/?utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=brand
Part numbers....
538-70107-0003
538-50-57-9404
538-70107-0004
538-50-57-9405
538-16-02-0096
538-16-02-0108

The 1.75" glass can be a little tricky - WTS has some 1.5" stuff, but I don't think that they don't have 1.75" glass

You never HAVE to use braided wire, but it is good choice - the single strand wire is very susceptible to many issues that can wreck havoc on a build, especially in diagnosing a problem - there is some very good, thin, stranded wire available at very reasonable prices, check out TCS...
http://www.tcsdcc.com/public_html/Customer_Content/Products/Supplies/Wire/Wire.htm

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Charles (Buckshot164) hardwires most everything he builds. The servos are only needed if you plan to use the camera outside the homebrew. TBass (PATrailcams.Com) has some very nice 1.5" glass. I have never seen any 1.75" stuff though.
 

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Yes I hard wire most of my builds. I build a trailcam. If I want a camera to take pictures outside of the cam I will buy a much better camera. It is like this. When you plumb lets say your bathroom. The more joints you have the more chance of a leak. That goes with trailcams. The more connectors you have the more chance of something happening. Solid core wire is not made to keep bending or they will break. I see people running solid core wires out the speaker holes on a s40. You are bending the wires 90 degrees. They will eventually break where they bend.
 

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Yes I hard wire most of my builds. I build a trailcam. If I want a camera to take pictures outside of the cam I will buy a much better camera. It is like this. When you plumb lets say your bathroom. The more joints you have the more chance of a leak. That goes with trailcams. The more connectors you have the more chance of something happening. Solid core wire is not made to keep bending or they will break. I see people running solid core wires out the speaker holes on a s40. You are bending the wires 90 degrees. They will eventually break where they bend.

Makes perfect since! I am still learning, and actually thought the other day how I would like to hardwire a few for my own use.
Simply to do away with the servo connection.
 

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Yes I hard wire most of my builds. I build a trailcam. If I want a camera to take pictures outside of the cam I will buy a much better camera. It is like this. When you plumb lets say your bathroom. The more joints you have the more chance of a leak. That goes with trailcams. The more connectors you have the more chance of something happening. Solid core wire is not made to keep bending or they will break. I see people running solid core wires out the speaker holes on a s40. You are bending the wires 90 degrees. They will eventually break where they bend.
I agree with Charles - most of the servos that I build are custom servos 8-13 pin for custom work - if I need standard servos for certain builds I don't mind supporting folks like Dave, Tony and Daryl - sometimes it's not worth the effort. Last weekend we had rain the whole time so I did belt out a dozen 5-wire servos....

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