RAYTRIPPER

The Raytripper is an electronic system using a sensor and electromagnet that releases the gate on a live trap when the dog steps into an invisible infrared beam. Powered by battery, AC outlet or from a car’s cigarette lighter, the Raytripper is used with all of the Retrievers’ trap designs, including the Missy Trap and smaller Cash Trap. 

Video Tutorial: Build Your Own Raytripper

Documentation: Raytripper Owner’s Manual

Below is a complete list of parts, supplies and tools needed to build your own Raytripper. Links are provided to online retailers to show exactly what we recommend, but it may be more cost-effective to purchase the common items from a local hardware store. With some items, you’ll have parts leftover, which will reduce the cost of making a second Raytripper.

WIRING DIAGRAM

PARTS LIST

APPROX. COST

Heat-Shrink Tubing (assorted sizes)

$8

Quick Clips (need 2)

$1.40 ea

Eyelet Screws (need 2)

$1 ea

$6

Matte Black Paint for Lumber

$3

1x6 Common Board – (cut to two 10” lengths)

$4

2x2 Pine Furring Strip – (cut to 6″)

$1.50

1x2 Pine Furring Strip – (cut to 6″)

$1.50

TOTAL: $158

TOOLS NEEDED

  • Wire stripper/crimping tool
  • Heat gun
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Sharpie

ACCESSORIES

Charger (will also charge a 6v external trailcam battery)

$30