here is the info from the thread at shooting.com.au (http://www.shooting.com.au/forum/index. ... ntry509348)
A bit of an overview about this wireless target camera system… I’ve only been a shooter for about 1.5 years, and when down at the range I found it hard to see where my bullets were landing on the targets using a 3-9 and a 4-12 scope at 100, 200, 300m. I didn’t particularly like firing off a shot or 2, waiting for cease fire and then walking 600m (to target and back) just to check how much I needed to adjust the scope.
I then thought a spotting scope would be handy, and there are some cheap ones out there that can do the job… but then got turned off when I saw the prices for good quality/magnification… Then I started thinking… Why not use my 17 years of IT experience and build something better! A wireless target camera!
After putting the system together, I was now able to see the target and bullet impacts perfectly! Then more thinking occurred… Why not hook it up to a laptop to record the video! At the time I was working on a robot with cameras using motion detection software to detect people and objects. I decided to rewrite the software to detect bullet impacts and integrate it with the target camera software instead!
The objectives of developing this system are:
1. Affordable - If the average shooter (me included) can’t afford it, then there is no point in building it!
2. Compatible - The software can be used with other peoples systems (might need slight retro-fit)
3. Compact - I already lug around enough stuff down to the range, I don’t need the kitchen sink!
4. Simple - Easy to setup and easy to use software, plug and play. More time for shooting!
Also there are plans for a multi-camera system that can be used for military/police/sniper training grounds, more about this later though…
For now I’m looking for feedback to help improve the system! Your thoughts, suggestions (good and bad) will only make this thing better!!! I also need help in testing transmission distance and in-field software testing - it would be nice to say: Designed and built by Aussie Shooters for Aussie Shooters />/>