Archive for September 2nd, 2019
The ball-shaped Logitch QuickCam Pro 5000 has a rectangular PCB, so conjuring a case wasn’t too challenging:
That’s more-or-less matte black duct tape to cut down reflections.
The top side has a cover made from scuffed acrylic scrap:
The corners are slightly rounded to fit under the screw heads holding it in place.
The solid model shows off the internal ledge positioning the PCB so the camera lens housing rests on the floor:
The notch lets the cable out, while keeping it in one place and providing some strain relief.
I though if a camera was recognized by V4L2 and worked with VLC, it was good to go:
Regrettably, it turns out the camera has a pixel format incompatible with the Python opencv interface used by bCNC. This may have something to do with running the code on a Raspberry Pi, rather than an x86 box.
The camera will surely come in handy for something else, especially with such a cute case.
The OpenSCAD source code as a GitHub Gist: