E700 DSA

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paulham
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E700 DSA

Post by paulham » 04 Dec 2013, 21:33

My E700 was delivered yesterday and with some guidance from JDK1, this morning I got the IR filter off.

I hate building DSA's, the whole time I'm doing it I think 'only if I had a 3D printer I wouldn't have all this headache'.

Well onto making the DSA for the E700, I went down to B&Q armed with some measurements and headed to the plumbing isle. I got a coupler and a screw on end cap for 40mm ABS pipe. I have 2 MTC Mamba's and 1 Nikko Sterling so the measurements were for the Mambas only.

I already had some screw on photography filter adapters from a previous build which I allowed me to screw a Sony Handycam onto the scope.
The adapters are 38-52 & a 52-52 (coupler).

Parts (links)
- E700
- FloPlast 40mm Abs Solvent Waste Coupler
- FloPlast 40mm Abs Solvent Waste Access Plug
- 38mm-52mm Step Up Ring Filter Adapter
- Male to Male 52mm-52mm filter adapter

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The camera fits snugly into the access plug, you should drill a hole for the wires somewhere in the pipe so that the screw off cap still works.
The ABS coupler fits into the 52mm coupler, i used some black electrical tape to bulk it out a tiny bit to keep it snug. I would wrap the whole lot in black electrical tape to hold it together.

You can then screw it on and off.

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Re: E700 DSA

Post by slimbo1973 » 04 Dec 2013, 21:45

Cracking little camera hey:-)
I've had mine for over a month now and still not used it:-(

I'm taking it out tomorrow and will wack some video footage up
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Re: E700 DSA

Post by PESCA » 04 Dec 2013, 22:29

Nice build, Paul, but being critical :o I would ditch the end cap. Makes a slim build look very bulky, imho.

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Re: E700 DSA

Post by jdk1 » 04 Dec 2013, 22:34

[quote="paulham"]My E700 was delivered yesterday and with some guidance from JDK1, this morning I got the IR filter off.

I hate building DSA's, the whole time I'm doing it I think 'only if I had a 3D printer I wouldn't have all this headache'.


I wish you had a 3d printer as well paul :lol: , That looks really good mate , i reckon if you pushed the scope forwards a bit and used reach forward mounts you could use some kind of small screen fitted into that end cap :thumbup: ,

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Re: E700 DSA

Post by paulham » 04 Dec 2013, 22:37

jdk1 wrote:
paulham wrote:My E700 was delivered yesterday and with some guidance from JDK1, this morning I got the IR filter off.

I hate building DSA's, the whole time I'm doing it I think 'only if I had a 3D printer I wouldn't have all this headache'.
I wish you had a 3d printer as well paul :lol: , That looks really good mate , i reckon if you pushed the scope forwards a bit and used reach forward mounts you could use some kind of small screen fitted into that end cap :thumbup: ,
That's the idea, hopefully my Kopin screen will go on the back, its not overly long so the head position shouldn't be messed up too much.

The 3D printer would be great, ill keep my eyes on the RepRaps :)

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Re: E700 DSA

Post by slimbo1973 » 04 Dec 2013, 22:37

Can't wait to try this baby :-)

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Re: E700 DSA

Post by paulham » 04 Dec 2013, 22:40

slimbo1973 wrote:Can't wait to try this baby :-)

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Once you are convinced it will work, cut those wires down to make it nice and neat! It may even be possible to get the cam power from the DVR and boost it to power the camera so need for another battery.

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Re: E700 DSA

Post by slimbo1973 » 04 Dec 2013, 22:44

I'm not that good mate but I might get my bro to have a look :-)

I tried the power from the dvr and I got a picture but it was to grainy . The screen is attached to the battery using Velcro so it doesn't get in the way
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Re: E700 DSA

Post by paulham » 04 Dec 2013, 22:48

slimbo1973 wrote:I'm not that good mate but I might get my bro to have a look :-)

I tried the power from the dvr and I got a picture but it was to grainy . The screen is attached to the battery using Velcro so it doesn't get in the way
Those DVR's usually output 5V, so the graininess may be been from under powering the camera, a boost circuit will 'boost' it to 12V but I'm not sure what the battery life will be.

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Re: E700 DSA

Post by nealh » 04 Dec 2013, 23:52

If you can draw it, convert it to an stl file I will print it for you. Send me a PM if you are serious. I use openscad for a drawing program. :geek:
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