OctoPrint Camera Mount Upgrade

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  1. JohnEsc

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    If there's one thing I'd like to see someone design a replacement/upgrade for, it would definitely be the OctoPrint camera mount shown below. I've had a really difficult time keeping the camera pointed down @ an angle since the bottom screw doesn't have much room to tighten.
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    Mine had room, was self printed too, is the camera definitely set in place correctly?
     
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    Richard, you were able to tighten your screw all the way? My screw started coming thru the back...
    Mine looks like this currently: http://i.imgur.com/S0gYJks.jpg
    Dimple in the back of the housing from the screw almost poking thru: http://i.imgur.com/eImc8Fv.jpg
     
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    My circuit board doesn't fit into the housing to angle like that. I have a print that's about to finish. I'll take the camera apart when it's done. I'm pretty sure I used the correct length screw according to the manual which says it should be an 8mm screw.
     
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    So I just checked mine and I was correct... I am using the correct 8mm screws and the circuit board DOES NOT fit inside the 3D printed part I received. I see the angle inside of the mount but the circuit board can not get inside the mount square. The print doesn't seem to be correct. I may try a reprint of the part to see if that will help.
     
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    Just remember to tighten the bottom screw first so you do not bend your board and use the upper only to hold it in place...
     
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    Yeh @JohnEsc, I looked at mine and it doesn't really look like a great fit, but i think that's sort of the point. It fits inside the box for the lower screw and on the box for the upper screw. I think that's part of the design in order to create the angle.
     
  9. JohnEsc

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    So it looks like my problem is that I received a printed part that wasn't completed. Look at the difference of the printed part I just printed and the one I received. Now I'm able to fit the camera into the mount properly if I can get this damn tiny screw to catch!!! Ugh![​IMG]
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    @JohnEsc wow. Yes, you really did have a problem part. Now it's clear why you were in trouble.
     
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    @JohnEsc My camera mount was printed the same as yours, I wondered why the screws went all the way out through the back :)
     
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    Glad this post helped someone else. It really makes a huge difference to have a perfectly printed part! Works great now...
     

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