Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Anything to do with camping, fundamentals, secrets, etc...

Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Postby KennethW » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:52 pm

I have a couple of old LG-L7 2G phones to make into camping aids.
The phones no longer have online capability(2G). So I am thinking of:
a good offline map app,
a offline campground app,
a blue tooth backup camera app (Put the phone on the back of the camper to back in to the camp site)
a level app to level the camper.
The map program can use a lot of memory because there will be very little on the phone.

Has anyone tried this ? Any suggestions?
Last edited by KennethW on Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
KennethW
500 Club
 
Posts: 959
Images: 80
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:01 pm

Re: Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Postby QueticoBill » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:17 pm

I assume they do wifi? I like the back-up camera idea - not sure how that works though. Holder on back of trailer and you can see camera image in real time - no delay - on the other?

As for the level, seems so much quicker to have a bubble level or two mounted so you can just look at it - rather than having to turn it in and open app and make sure its held correctly.

How about flashlight?
QB
A tear with no name: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=67624
QueticoBill
Silver Donating Member
 
Posts: 527
Images: 22
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:22 am
Location: Oak Park Illinois

Re: Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Postby KennethW » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:31 pm

Build in GPS ,Wifi is a yes,But that would only be for loading the programs and maps. I trying a flashlight app Is is not very bright on this phone but can be used if One does not have a real flashlight.
Thanks for your response.
KennethW
500 Club
 
Posts: 959
Images: 80
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:01 pm
Top

Re: Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Postby lfhoward » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:08 pm

One of the phones hidden somewhere in the trailer and connected to usb power would make a great GPS tracker in the event it was ever stolen.
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
User avatar
lfhoward
The 300 Club
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:10 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Top

Re: Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Postby KennethW » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:18 pm

lfhoward wrote:One of the phones hidden somewhere in the trailer and connected to usb power would make a great GPS tracker in the event it was ever stolen.

It would except the reason the phone is available is it is a G2 phone and the G2 service is shutting down. So as far as I know, It is a no-go as a tracker .
KennethW
500 Club
 
Posts: 959
Images: 80
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:01 pm
Top

Re: Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Postby KennethW » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:26 pm

I think I have the camera thing solved!
I downloaded;(( free web camera )) app on both phones
Started a wifi hotspot on one phone (You can have a hot spot without any internet.)
on the other phone linked to the hot spot
I installed and started the (free web camera) app
Now I have a back up camera for free. with a old cell phone.
KennethW
500 Club
 
Posts: 959
Images: 80
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:01 pm
Top

Re: Turning a old cellphone into a camping buddy

Postby lfhoward » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:52 pm

That was a cool idea. Congrats on making it work!
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
User avatar
lfhoward
The 300 Club
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:10 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Top


Return to Camping Secrets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest