Hiding from your in-laws? Neighbor always at your door? Would you smother yourself, rather than accept basic interaction from anything other than your cat???
Well we have ANOTHER product for you! Introducing the IPi V2! Just like the previous model, this camera works by wirelessly streaming video from the camera to another device! Using VLC, VNC, or motionEyeOS, you can connect with the devices IP address, and snoop from afar!
We at FFFTech hate wires; and because our idiot engineers fall over them more than a blind hiker on stilts, only the power cable will need to be connected. (If used to stream wirelessly) But with a little know-how, a portable power source can be added for even LESS fiddly wires! (I mean, it's still one cable, but you get the idea)
Due to the design intent on security, the IPi V2 should be printed in a color the closely matches it's surroundings, or at least Black, to make it more difficult to see in darker environments. But YOU can print it in any color you want; from: "Damnit Timmy stop staring at the sun!" White, all the way to "MOVE IT I GOTTA USE THE CRAPPER!" Brown!
So STOP running from Scary Terry and START hiding in some old house bitch!
The first model IPi design at: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3057806
Some cheap stuff... PLA
Standard Print Settings:
First Layer Print Height: .30mm
Wall Thickness: .40
Wall Perimeters: 2
Trimming, Sanding, and Drilling
De-bur the brim around the edges of the printed housing and wall mounted base.
Sand the inside of the swivel socket, until the swivel base fits snugly, but can still allow the camera to pull off with ease.
Not all holes will be perfectly round nor perfectly sized; so drill the holes out with a 2mm bit, or use the screws to force thread the holes. Use the M2 x 10mm screws on the mounting holes for the camera, if the 15mm long screws are used, they will impact the computer pcb, most likely damaging it.
IPi V2 differences from IPi V1.5
Ventilation: IPI V2 have cross breeze ventilation, vs V1.5's singular heat vent out the bottom.
Mounting: V2's mount is simpler, and mounts onto the wall, allowing it to mount at any height. V1.5's mount is needs to be printed in 4 pieces (Including ball retention plate), and can only be mounted over a windowsill or ceiling.
Camera Adjustment: While restricted to only one axis of adjustment, V2 is easier to accurately aim vs V1.5, which can swivel in every axis, but unfortunately is easy to knock out of alignment of the targeted view.
Printing: V2 prints in only 3 parts, while V1.5 prints in 6. Post processing is shortened with the V2, and print time is around the same as V1.5, if not a bit shorter.
Hardware & Software
Raspberry Pi Zero W
Raspberry Pi Camera V1 (You can find them still on Amazon as of October 2018)
Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Ribbon Cable
HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable
USB to Micro USB Adapter (for wireless keyboard initial setup before SSH)
Micro SD Card (8GB to 32GB)
1A Wall Power Supply
M2 x 15mm Screws
M2 x 10mm Screws
VLC (Shell Coding) sudo apt-get install vlc
VNC: To my knowledge it comes automatically with the Raspbian OS Image