Raspberry Pi camera mount for Prusa i3

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Raspberry Pi camera mount for Prusa i3 by parkis May 21, 2016
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This is my camera mount for original Prusa i3 printer. I have M12 lens adapter on camera, so I have to modify the cover. Fits on Raspberry camera v1.3, does not fit on v2 camera.
I also designed new arm connected directly to heatbed frame, no need to take off the camera when I want to change glass.

Screws needed:
1x M3x40 hex head (ISO 4017)
1x M4x10
2x M3x20
3x M3 nut
1xM4 nut

Rotating part has integrated M4 nut, so you have to add pause to gcode (or use prusa color change software without changing color).

I have heatbed lifted by bearings mount (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:710913), wihout this, arm will colide with display cover!

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Hello, with what type of screw you mount the tocna?

M4x10 ISO 7045 (philips screwdriver head), but you can use other head types.

Does not fit Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2. Unless I'm doing something incorrect, which has happened once before.

Sorry, I do not have v2 camera. It seems that there is different sensor connector, but I can't modify housing only from pictures.
I will add note about camera version to description.

Heatbed clip cant be used with MK2. Modified one would come in handy!

I just posted a remix that I did for MK2 and V2 camera - thing 2194025 if that helps you out. If you have the V1 camera, you could just use my arm.

Maybe in the future, i don't have MK2 upgrade.

Did you remove original pi camera lens before mounting this one?

Yes, there was some kind of glue in thread, so I used pliers to remove lens.

Thanks for info, I want to do the same. Can you tell me about picture quality with new lens? Or better if you can upload few examples. Thanks.

Sorry, i don't have example image right now. Picture quality is slightly better than original lens, but not significantly. Main reason for change was easier focusing and I have had this lens in my drawer, so I just bought cheap plastic M12 adapter from ebay.