Raspberry Pi Movable Camera case & stand

posted 12 Nov 2014, 11:51 by Colin Bell   [ updated 1 Dec 2014, 11:06 ]
I recently built an OctoPrint server to control and monitor my PrintrBot, and needed a camera stand so that I could stream the builds on my network at home, and monitor progress without having to listen to the printer chugging away all day. I'll do a blog entry on the set-up I used later, but for now, here's some pictures of the camera mount I made. I printed the model in Black PLA @ 215c, 0.2mm layer height on Kapton tape with a light glue stick coat. I took all the parts and printed them on one build tray which worked nicely in this case. The model is available on Thingiverse here.

Once the camera module was installed, I simply hot glued the mount on top of a spray can lid, which I weighted with coins. Until I can get a longer flex cable made up for the camera, this will suffice for print monitoring.

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