Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!


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Pi-Cam by pfnegrini Oct 9, 2015


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First version of Pi camera.

I was not able to find a good camera support with pan and tilt functionalities so I made one. Please not this thing requires some amount of tinkering (soldering, connecting electronic components, etc).

I also wrote a short post with link to Github repository on my blog.
Let me know what you think!

1/ the camera flat cable is not the best choice for pan and tilt applications. So far worked well nonetheless. The design is already compatible with a round cable.
2/ requires a thin tool like a screw driver to access the SD card release mechanism. This will be solved in further releases



Assembly guidelines

Basically you need a power regulator to ensure a steady supply for the Raspberry Pi and the servos plus a power distribution board (big name, just 3 lines of a prototype board will do).

Below some pictures of my setup.

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I noted the tolerances were really tight between MountedPillar and support, and between support and toplid. I think the problem is my printer is slightly miscalibrated between x and y, since support fit in toplid, but when I rotated it 90º it was too big. I ended up filing off a bit of each, and now it fits!

I'd add about 1mm of clearance to help with the fit.

thanks for improving the design. can you share the code changes?

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Hello Mariarti, sorry you had problems, I had issues in the earlier designs but I thought I solved them. If you let me know where you had the problems I can try to fix them. Also I posted the source code in a comments here so, if you want, you can check.

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Please can you upload the original files? I need change and I can not work directly with stl files.

Hello, sorry if took forever to reply, changed job in between and hobbies were sacrificed. The github repository is in my blog. Posted also here for your convenience (scad files are in hardware directory) https://github.com/pfnegrini/pi-Cam.git