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How to Silence Homebrew Trail Cameras

How to Silence Homebrew Trail Cameras

If you enjoy nature photography, chances are that you’ve either made or are thinking of making a homemade trail camera. This type of camera is placed in a homemade housing with a power supply and a motion-sensor trigger. However, if not enough thought is given to keeping the trail camera silenced, it could potentially scare away wildlife.

How to Silence Homebrew Trail Cameras

Things You’ll Need:

  • Trail camera assembly Utility knife Closed cell foam Trail camera housing Tape measure Magic marker Foam block Band saw
  • Trail camera assembly
  • Utility knife
  • Closed cell foam
  • Trail camera housing
  • Tape measure
  • Magic marker
  • Foam block
  • Band saw

How to Silence Homebrew Trail CamerasStep 1

Lay the camera assembly out on the foam block exactly as it will sit in the housing. Trace around the housing assembly with a magic marker.

Step 2

Band saw the foam block to create places for the camera assembly to fit. Round the corners of the foam block so that it will fit into the camera housing.

How to Silence Homebrew Trail Cameras

Step 3

Place the camera assembly into the foam block and insert both parts into the camera housing.

Step 4

Trace the camera shape into closed cell acoustical foam. Cut the camera shape out of the foam.

Step 5

Using the camera as a guide, cut openings for the camera lens and flash. Coat housing side of the foam with glue. Place the closed cell between the camera and the housing with the glue side against the housing.

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