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Monitor mount for laptop webcam pcb

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Monitor mount for laptop webcam pcb by jamesglanville Mar 19, 2013
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Summary

I vaguely wanted a webcam for my desktop, but not enough to pay for one. I did however have several old laptops to take apart with inbuilt webcams. Frequently they use usb - so you just have to splice a usb cable onto the board. This case just lets you glue in one such board, and then hangs discreetly on top of your monitor.

Instructions

Check to see whether your webcam pcb is usb (if it has four wires, red green black and white then it probably is usb). Try soldering wires of the same colours to a cut-off usb cable and plug it in to see if it works. If it does, great, otherwise you could try swapping wires (for some reason I've found usb cables with non-standard colours.)

Print (I used slic3rs support option, with 5mm spacing which worked very well)

I used hot glue to attach the board to the recess on the back, then soldered the wires in the small groove on the print. I hotglued the cable to the back of the case as stress-relief. I glued some thin strips of inner tube to the inside for grip, though this was probably not necessary/other rubbery things would work too.

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