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Prusa i3 MK2/MK3 camera mount for pi cam module V2

by dragsterbox Jun 11, 2018
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The camera enclosure causes the ribbon cable to bend. This broke two of my ribbon cables. I don't understand how this design has positive feedback...

I am using it on 3 of my printers with no issues. You just need to bend the cable slowly until you get the right angle and make it before place the camera on its support. Tell me if you have a better design in mind and I will update it.

This is great placement on the Z Axis, I just wish some one will make an articulated arm version for option to capture timelapse from front, above ect...

I will probably make another version fixed on the Y axis profile. For sure, an articulated version will help to position the camera.

Hello
Is it possible to use this Lens with the Case? https://www.pi-shop.ch/magnetic-fisheye-lens
The Lens is attachted toi a Ring that glued to the Case.
Is the Hole small enough to fit the Ring?
Kindly Regards
Schwiizer

More probably this is possible but the supplier must provide more technical documentation with accurate dimensions. Then, if it doesn't fit perfect, it is always possible to work on an adapter. I would rather suggest to go for something else that is much better and way cheaper. Just drop me a message if you want some links.

Hello

No. It's good. Thanks for the Offer.
I play with the Tought go to a Logitech C920/C922 because the PiCam has a big Problem when i turn the Light on.
White Filament is extreme overlightening and you can't see Something.
I don't know if it's better with a normal Webcam. But it can be^^

Stock PI cam is average but I your remove the stock lens and replace with fish eye or infra red, then it works awesome.

My local hardware store didn't have m2x5 but they did have m2x6 which also worked (any longer would be too long). 2 screws (in opposing corners) is sufficient, no need for the other two. This print turned out pretty good and works well. I do wish it were closer to the build plate as the pi camera doesn't have that great of a zoom on it but if you're just wanting to use it to check progress it works well.

Also, those who just put their prusa mk3 together, most of the hardware you need can be found in your "spare parts" bag.

You are right, two screws is more than enough. I took mine from a spare laptop but this is not that easy to find in local stored. My next project is to change change the arm design and position somewhere closer to the buildplate.