MakerBot Webcam Attachment
by HipsterLogic, published
The MakerBot Webcam Attachment (It needs a better name) is a printable mount that attaches your webcam to a printable arm which connects to the frame of your MakerBot. By setting up a VNC server on the computer controlling your MakerBot and attaching the webcam, you will then be able to control and watch your MakerBot from any computer in the world with internet access! Also, you could setup a web sever on that computer and host a live stream of what is print on your MakerBot.
Now the question is, Is this a MakerCam or do you have a WebBot?
If anyone has questions about setting up a web server or a VNC server, I'll do my best to answer them.
This is sized for a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 [ microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/lifecam-hd-5000/7ND-00001 ], but can easily be modified for a different camera with the included SCAD file.
The last image is a sample taken from the webcam.
WARNING: As barrychuck brought out, running a MakerBot while unattended is very dangerous. I am not responsible for any damage or harm that occurs from use of this part. Use this at your own risk!
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Good design, Im printing one right now.
I also get a little obsessive about monitoring my prints, but i hate getting up and checking it all the time, so a webcam mount and an rdp session is just what i need.
Though... i do have a dream of automated batched print jobs, and doing it remotely... I hadn't thought about the fire concern. Ho
wever, since i was going to set up an arduino to control between print bed clearing stuff, i can imagine also hooking it up to a relay to kill the power remotely, and a fire sensor to kill it even if the network fails...
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5x "Webcam_Clamp Arms.stl"
Assemble the parts as shown in the 4th picture. You can use M3 bolts instead of #4-40.
Insert your webcam and attach it to your MakerBot's frame.
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