Thing-O-Matic Camera Platform

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Thing-O-Matic Camera Platform by johnbiehler Jan 7, 2012
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Using the excellent Tinkercad file by Physics Dude that this thing is derived from, it seemed like the perfect platform to attach a webcam to.

I simply erased the unnecessary tool holder parts and put a tripod mount hole in the middle.

I also made a larger platform that can move the camera further away from the print area if your webcam requires that or so you have a bigger surface to clamp just about anything onto.

I have a Microsoft LifeCam that has a tripod mount point and used the mounting screw from a gorillapod that I normally use to shoot timelapses or simply remotely monitor the printer with.

Feel free to adjust as necessary by making a copy in Tinkercad:

Small: https://tinkercad.com/p/acc06bf989380100/53
Big: https://tinkercad.com/p/acc0eb3a3fe504be/19


Printed at 25% infill, 0.28 layer height on a ToM with a Mk6 & HBP.

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Excellent idea. 2-hour videos of MakerBots making things on YouTube are hilarious! I love them!

Alternately, you never know when you might download one of my designs (which usually fill up your entire X,Y, and Z build capacity) and you might want to hook that web-cam up to the Internet so you can watch your build process(es) from remote places like your Living Room, your neighbor's house, or
maybe even during a vacation to Brazil.

Sorry to those of you who don't get my sarcastic sense of humor. Or my MakerBot sense of humor. Please get a life, or build one on your MakerBot. It's possible, I swear! I'll post a file soon, I promise!