** update 10/15
This is the SMALL version of the top case but with a swivel bracket which fits the 34mm x 34mm version of the camera (when you pull off the perforated tabs).
** update 10/4
1) Reuploaded pz0420-top-no-swivel-v2-no-perf.stl (small version) to fix some spacing issues
2) Reuploaded pz0420-nose.stl increased depth and width of notch - apparently not all pz0420s are manufactured with the same lens mounts
- added a second notch to the nose to turn it 45 degrees if that's your thing
** update 10/3
I've added 2 more STLs to this pile. I got some initial feedback and it sounds like some of you break off the perforate tabs. I've redrawn the models to fit a board that is 34mm wide by 34mm wide (it's actually closer to 33.5)
Download the models suffixed by "no-perf" if you tore the tabs off and have a smaller board. I didn't bother with holes in those because it's essentially a press fit. Nose cone doesn't change but may need a little reaming for the notch for the screw that holds the ends in place.
More models to come soon. Model with an interface arm to a servo has been requested as well.
** update 10/3
This part was designed against the full sized board...folks have asked for a case to fit a smaller board with the perforated tabs removed. I'll pump out an alternate and post back here.
This started out as a project to design a protective housing for a very popular FPV board camera called the PZ0420 or 600TVL. The part comes in 4 pieces:
- Front plate (both with and without swivels)
- Back plate
- Swivel Bracket (QAV400 only but there will be more)
- Protective nose cone
People had asked for a way to tilt the camera upwards to compensate for the angle attack inherent in forward flight with a quadcopter, so I incorporated gopro style compression brackets. The holes are set for M3 nuts and M3x25mm pan head screws (available from Home Depot).
The screw holes are set for M2.5 x 5mm screws which are less common, but to be honest - you could tape the entire case together and that would be fine too.
Derivatives were asked for that don't include the swivels and over time I may incorporate curved edges. I'll be adding front plates for other cameras as well over time.
These parts were printed with .2mm resolution. I designed them so they can be printed without supports, but the front plate may benefit from them if you decide to try to print it by standing it up.
For the compression bracket - make sure you press the m3 captive nut in using a soldering iron. That will ensure a locked in fit.