If you planned to print the long Boom. consider the updated Folding version below.
Updated Long Folding
Stowaway Pi Cam for Ender 3
Easy to print and assemble Ender 3 X gantry mount for Raspberry Pi Cam 2.
(almost) all snap together.. 1 M2 bolt required But for Temp assembly there is a No-Bolt option.
Boom length options Short and Long to get a view from the front left corner of the bed (Easier to focus the cam and get a view of the nozzle)
Option mount the camera above or below the boom
Pi Cam ribbon cable management.
- Everyone is Free to Remix the bejeezus out of this Thing!
What do I print?
You have 4 decisions to make..
- Short boom or long boom?
is more compact, less likely to get in the way
Cam will not focus across entire depth of field
Easier to focus cam on all of image, Better view of the nozzle
Sticks out may get hit by your hands
Chose 1 Boom Part - Boom_Arm or Boom_Arm_Long
- Do you want to mount your camera above or below the boom?
Where the boom clips to the stepper cover it can move up and down approx 10mm, by mounting the camera below the boom you can get an even lower view of the action
Chose 1 Case part - Case_Front_Under or Case_Front_Over
3 Will I use a M2 bolt? (recommended)
Solid, Wont slip
You don't have one
You Don't have one, It might work fine
It might slip
Chose 1 Pin Hinge part - Pin_Hinge or Pin_Hinge_No_Bolt
- Do you need pi Cam cable management?
Chose 1 clip part - Clip or Clip_Ribbon_Guide
Assembly Instructions and precautions.
Inserting Swivel Pin READ BELOW!
READ THIS FIRST - Before you insert the Swivel Pin into the boom.. Decide if you are mounting your camera on the top or the bottom.. once you insert the pin it WONT COME OUT!!!
When you are sure you are inserting the pin the require direction. Insert the end with the split first.. get it started.. then use a table or other hard surface to push the pin in the rest of the way.
Trim out the holes for the M2 bolt just enough so that it threads in firmly. You don't want it too loose or too tight.. too tight and you will split the plastic hinge.
If your going to use the No_Bolt Pin option only trim enough so that the pin squeezes in between the cam case hinges. You want it very tight so friction holds the cams position.
To mount the boom to the X stepper cover. Look at the images. It clips on very easy. Then lock it in place with a clip.