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Please can anyone help I have a bird box and would like to put a camera in is there anyway with out buying a new bird box.

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Chicken2209

11 years ago

There definitely was a video about this on make's youtube channel I'll see if i can find it

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Chicken2209Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

this shows how to setup the camera
but to physically install it on your bird house
then just nail a thin plank of wood to the side and attach the camera to that.
skip to like 4:30


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waldy

11 years ago

Hi, I used one of the wireless 'spy' cams available from ebay. This was wide enough for a complete nest view (like ebay item 130251145246) The camera has infra red led's so nest will be visible in the dark without disturbing the birds
nest link

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Firebert010

11 years ago

You could open it up and install the camera that way. Unless your box doesn't have a hinged opening (and most do - I built four last summer) in which case you would only have to remove a few screws or nails. This is simple, did you have to post here to be told to take it apart lol?

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welshalunFirebert010

Reply 11 years ago

well what camera to give max viewing smartie pants LOL

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

just so you know, the best wide eyed lenses are called fish eye, and give 270 degrees of image

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Firebert010welshalun

Reply 11 years ago

Well that's not the question you asked ;) I'm no expert on cameras, but I'd say any old pinhole camera would do. Google "tiny cameras" or something similar to find a decent one. It also depends on if you want audio or not, in which case you may need to mount a separate microphone somewhere.

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CameronSS

11 years ago

It'll be dark inside a birdhouse. If you want still images, you'll want a flash, and that might scare out the birds. If you want video, you'll need a light. However, make sure you can turn it off at night unless you want to disturb the birds.