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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:40 pm 
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Just though you might like to see my simple spotting scope system. I'm using it here for 10m air pistol practice. It's all fairly bargain basement stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:51 pm 
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I like it!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:46 pm 
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I 3d printed a simple adapter to slip over the scope eyepiece with a square box to fit the camera.
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The camera is just a push fit
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You will also need an OTG cable to convert the camera USB plug to the mini plug on the tablet
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To mount the tablet I attached a small swivel head and fitted a magnet
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I stuck a metal strip to the tablet holder so it sticks firmly to the magnet
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To run the camera on an android tablet you will need a free app. This is the one I'm using
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .usbcamera

The scope is 15-45 x52 - I use it at it's lowest power, this shows about 1 foot square at 10m. You can then zoom in just using the tablet to just show the black centre etc.
https://www.nipon-scope.com/15-45x52-spotting-scope

This is fairly bargin basement stuff - you could get the whole lot new, scope, camera, tablet for less than £100.
Making the adapter for the eyepiece will need a bit of tinkering if you havn't got access to a 3d printer, look at plastic plumbing fittings etc.

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what camera are you using?

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bradaz11 wrote:
what camera are you using?


This one
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-USB-2-0 ... 1438.l2649

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:40 am 
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How does it work farther out, 25-50 yrds?

What is the "tablet"?

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dromia wrote:
How does it work farther out, 25-50 yrds?

What is the "tablet"?



I'm off to Bisley today - I'll let you know.


The tablet is an old Tesco Hudl - I think pretty well any of the cheap android tablets will work. I've just ordered a dirt cheap tablet from China to see if that works ok.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:28 am 
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Thanks Allan, look forward to the results.

I suppose the major expense is the 3D printer :o , as the camera to eye piece fitting is the key part.

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Brilliant job as ever Alan :)

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This has prompted me to do something that I have avoided doing for ages.

I have that camera that came with some tuned scales that Allan did for me but never set up as I had nothing handy to see the image on when powder dispensing.

So I have just ordered a cheap tablet that should do the job without taking over me work space. Provided I can get the damn things to work. Electric string, digital appliances and a touch screen, the very stuff nightmares are made off.

Just need the printed fitting to fit it to a scope, over to you Allan.

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