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Old 8th April 2016, 08:29 PM
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Hi All!
I've just finished my project and Id like to share it with You ..
As I've seen, people was trying to make automatic targets, but mostly it was very expensive, and target was integral part of machinery .
My idea was to make it cheap, simple, and suitable to use with almost any target You may have..
What was needed:
A bit of scrap metal, cost around 5
Rear Wiper Motor ( here porshe 996 )cost 7.22
2 LED lights 3.32 for 5
2 On/Off switches 3.95 for 5
1 Momentary Push Button Switch 3.99 for 5 pieces
1 DC 12V Delay Relay Shield 0.99 per piece
1 12v battery for 14.98 ( can get 1.2AH for 7.98 and will be fine as well )
In total 15,45 without battery and labour..

I don't know if I have to try explain how it was build, especially with my poor English, when "one picture is worth more than thousand words".. , so here is link to some more pictures..

And that how its work: Movie 1 Movie 2

Unfortunately during tests I managed to burn delayer ( I put it on metal table when it was plugged in) so on films it works without it, and at this moment I'm waiting for replacement from "outside UK" ..
If Someone want to copy idea - feel free, and if You have questions just ask and I will answer as good as I can
Spring powered target knocker..
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Old 8th April 2016, 08:40 PM
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15.45 +Battery +labour Verses 50p for a length of string WHY?
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Old 8th April 2016, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by eyewitnesss View Post
15.45 +Battery +labour Verses 50p for a length of string WHY?
Hours of setting up time and reeling strings out ??? Snagging and strings breaking? Batteries keeping charge will be the the biggest issue though. They would be ideal for setting up tree or angled shots, or even shots across water..
Just thought though, No string to use for the wind indication.
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Old 8th April 2016, 10:05 PM
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cracking idea buddy, thanks for sharing, well done
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Old 9th April 2016, 11:22 AM
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Yes these defo have a place in shooting.... Bluetooth power is needed
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Old 23rd May 2016, 10:33 AM
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just to show You how it suppoused to work on first place:

managed to get new part and now it works as it should.

Just to explain few questions I heard:

Its rainproof, bot not waterproof, so it will survive rains, but will not work if You drop it in to Your pond.

Battery life depands of battery size..
At this moment there is 7Ah battery and it survived over 100 shots, 1 week on standby ( forgot to switch it off) and another 100 shots where part was with lights on.

There is no problem, if You want to use old car battery.
Even exhausted one will be strong enough to power it for ages.. Just need to play with extention cables, thats it.

Also, if someone want to have it more "indepandant" - for a few quid You can buy solar charger which will keep battery charged all time. Just make sure You buy one with overcharge protection, and thats it

and at the the end..
I know, that parts cost without battery was 15,45 but dont expect I will make it for this price..
Its pure parts cost. and I definitely will not work at least 12h in garage for additional 15 quid...

It was Only Idea, Suggestion, Option, but Not market offer

IF anyone want something like this.. better contact me in PM.. but.. regarding work and time it will be no less than 30 just for labour. Plus parts.

This is not an Offer. Its explaination .. had a lot silly questions last time..
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