This Therm app 360 vehicle spotter build would only suit someone who owns a Therm app unit, installing this on the roof of your vehicle will give you a huge advantage over your game. With pan and tilt, nothing will be able to hide from the comfort of your warm vehicle on a cold winder night. Can be magnetized to the roof or bonnet of your vehicle and plugged in ready to go within seconds, has a remote for adjusting the angle and direction of your therm app unit. ( Therm app or note pad not included in the build )
Your list of items
A Therm app unit, for best results, one with 25hz and 35mm lens
Your own android tablet
Therm app rain cover
360 degree radio controlled pan/tilt
Rare earth magnets
Extra long cable to go from therm app unit to somewhere in your vehicle
Tools you may need = Glue
INSTRUCTIONS, This reads like a book, from left to right, then top to bottom.
The therm app vehicle mount is very easy to setup and put together, starting with this introduction video first.
Lets get building,
Below are the links to all the parts you will need, click on each link to purchase that part, you do not have to buy all the items, you may already have what you need or you have a different idea for a part to use. Some links will take you from our website and others to our own shop, just come back to this page when your ready. If any links do not work then let us know, you may win a gift for doing so !
Now you want to place your Therm app unit inside the rain cover box, line up the screw hole with the pan/tilt unit ¼ inch screw and tighten the two units together sandwiching the bottom of the rain box.
The OTG cable is next, some are orientated with a red or black end, make sure you test in advance that the cable is the correct way round, feed it into the underside and plug into your therm app
If there is no hole in the pan/tilt unit where the other cable hole lines up then you will have to mark the place where the hole should go, then take apart and drill it out big enough to pass the cable through. Then put back together.
Now place your therm app in a good location on the roof of your vehicle, some people like to place in front so they know the exact orientation of the camera. Now find a good rout for the cable into the vehicle without the worry of damaging the cable, or ripping it out the therm app if you open the door. A good idea for the cable rout would be through the bonnet like in this photo !
A good location I find, is the sun visor for the android note pad, its not directly in your way and the cable doesn’t have to run a long way, shorter cable = less lag. Now test it and have fun spotting from the comfort of your seat, but please do not drive while watching the therm app while on public roads.
Lets get the easy part out the way first, glue 4 magnets to the underside of the pan/tilt unit, making sure that you keep the magnets on the reassess part of the plastic, that way you wont scratch your vehicle with the magnets, or you can cover the magnets with felt. Leave to dry !
This is a very easy system to follow :-
Some of these pages are for reference only, some builds you can only buy in our shop,
However if not then please read these introductions, have a look at some of the pictures and specifications,
Study the schematics, drawings and or video/s, also our terms and conditions are a must,
Then if your happy with the estimated cost and want to go ahead, click on all links to parts that you need below
You may already have some parts of your own or want to modify the idea, its your build so its all up to you. Some parts we stock so those purchase links will direct you to our shop, others from companies not associated with us
Once all your parts are delivered, check they are correct and working!
We give ideas of what tools are needed but you may have your own solution,
Then the fun begins, start building!