I am someone that continually is moving my camera depending on what I am printing. I wanted a camera bracket that was maneuverable when needed, yet stayed locked when not. This articulating design has 24 indexes on each link connection point and a knurled nut so you can easily lock it.
LINKS: There are 3 different link styles that can be put together however it suits your needs. Links are held together with knurled bolts. One side of the link has a hex recess where the nut goes, the bolt goes in the opposite side.
X-BRACKET: The bracket that mounts the links to the X-stepper only fits on one way. It requires an M3x18mm Cap Screw to mount it. If built your MK3 and still have your bag of extra parts, there is one in there. There are two different styles of this bracket depending on the way you want your links to adapt to it.
CAMERA HOUSING: Pretty straight forward. Put the camera in as shown in the Thingiverse pictures and snap the cover on. Make sure to connect your ribbon cable first.
BALL: Mounting the ball to the links is simple. The ball fits into the hex recess on a link, and a knurled bolt holds it in place from the other side. The camera housing should pop right onto the ball with minimal effort.
CABLE TIE SLOTS: Each link has slots on it where a small cable tie can slide through. This allows for easily routing wires along the links.
1/4-20 MOUNT: With a 1/4-20x3/4in Cap Screw You can use this mount with any Webcam with a 1/4-20 thread on it (See Picture)
GBLOCK: This is a small cosmetic piece to fill the gap in the Link behind your camera.
PLA works great for all parts including the camera cover and bolts. I used the following materials:
3D Hero Black: http://a.co/d/brsIe6H
AIO Robotics Orange: http://a.co/d/apSm903
**This project has since evolved into something much bigger. I have a workbench with boxes full of various 3d printed parts for adapting this design to aluminum extrusion, 1/4-20 camera bases, mounting on a desktop, and more. I am really having a blast with it. As I fine tune other adapters for this articulating bracket, I will post them as Remixes.
Update 09/24/2018: Added adapter for other webcams with 1/4-20 thread on bottom. Available Here.
Update 09/29/2018: Uploaded MK2 "xAxisBracket_MK2.STL" Bracket (Confirmed working by phamwich)
Update 09/30/2018: Uploaded 'Female' MK2 "xAxisBracket_F_MK2.STL" Bracket (Confirmed working by phamwich)
Update 10/08/2018: Looks like the camera lense kit I originally purchased (TODI 9 in 1) is no longer available through Amazon. This one looks identical: http://a.co/d/gEYFICh
Update 11/04/2018: Uploaded 2020 Extrusion Mount
Update 12/02/2018: Uploaded STEP Files for Camera Covers, Camera Back, M-F Link, and X Stepper Brackets.
Update 12/05/2018: Uploaded "mmLink.stl" which is a male to male link.
Links are the only parts that need supports. No supports are needed if you use the link STL files that have the supports designed into them. If you use the STL without the supports, you will probably need to add some supports
Update 09/27/2018: Make sure you use at least 3 perimeters on the bolts. (Thanks 8bitbuddha)
Update 09/27/2018: The Indexes require a.2mm layer thickness or less (Thanks Ainuke)