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    a little more research-

    - the phone I'm using has a 1900mAh battery, and claims a standby battery life of 281 hours, which means it draws about 7 mAh per hour at idle. I imagine with the app which probably keeps the camera on all the time for motion sensing, it's probably double or quadruple (30 mAh is a safe estimate).
    - HF sells a solar trickle charger rated at 1.5 Watts at 24 Volts, which works out to 62.5 mAh, for $13.99, solar won't work at night, but hey, neither will the camera unless I get some motion activated lights. I'll figure out the middle of the night stuff later.
    - I'll make/buy a waterproof enclosure from Walmart for less than $10, and run some extra wiring from the USB charge port on the phone to the solar panel
    - I'll pay $9/mo for 500 mb Data plan from USMobile, (may have to buy more bytes if needed, but this is the cheapest plan I've found)
    -- later I may just get a wireless router with a sim card slot and distribute my USMobile data plan among many smartphone cameras- have them all connect via wifi to the router, then the router will send photos/videos/sound via 3G/4G.

    I'm going to set this up facing the cars in my driveway (we've had break-ins in the past in our cars when they weren't locked. Even when they are locked, I imagine the thieves check them every night for us to make sure they are locked). I'll see how it works, then go from there. so that's where I'm going with this.
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    Some string and a shotgun seems easier.

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    misplayed. why are we not facebook friends? You, sir, are the type I want in my corner
    Thank you for your kind words but I'm actually a Luddite.

    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    Some string and a shotgun seems easier.

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    But not nearly as cool as:


    Now if you will excuse me I need to go figure out how to program my VCR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misplayed-hand View Post

    Now if you will excuse me I need to go figure out how to program my VCR.
    To program your VCR: make a baby; wait 5 years; issue verbal instructions.

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    What is a VCR?

    :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    What is a VCR?

    :-D

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    It is like a computer that lets you play records that will show movies about how to make a baby.
    And you thought he was unteachable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    What is a VCR?

    :-D

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    I was thinking the same thing. I think I heard they completely stopped manufacturing vcr's a few years ago.

    For some reason a busy signal recently came on over the FM radio at my house... By the reaction of my kids, you would have thought aliens were landing in the living room.

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