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Offline Brian VT

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Ice out recorder
« on: Sep 30, 2022, 12:20 PM »
A bit off-topic but...
I've heard of some lakes having a contest to see who can guess when the ice will go out.
They make a contraption and put it on the ice and it has something that eventually falls through the ice and it records the day and time.
I'd like to make one for our lake but I can't figure out how. And I haven't been able to find any solutions online.
Anyone here familiar with one? 
I'd say that my biggest problem is the timer. How to keep that running and how it would record the drop?

Offline Ronnie D

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Re: Ice out recorder
« Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2022, 06:45 PM »
Paint a cinder block orange & aim a trail cam at it. Or bore a hole stand a log in it upright & do the same.

Offline Brian VT

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Re: Ice out recorder
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2022, 08:05 PM »
Trail camera should work. Why didn't I think of that?  ???
Thanks!

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Re: Ice out recorder
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2022, 08:38 PM »
That's a great idea!  :thumbsup: I never woulda thought of that, either!  :wacko:
“The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation”  Thoreau

Offline Brian VT

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Re: Ice out recorder
« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2022, 10:14 PM »
I even got one of those fancy ones this year that sends pics to my phone so I don't have to go out and check it and stink up my deer woods.
It'll be perfect for the ice out contest.

 



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