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Raspberry Pi OctoPi OctoPrint case w/camera

WP_20150217_012BigCooter uniquely designed STL files have been open sourced (FREE), and can be downloaded at Thingaverse Raspberry Pi case with camera case and adjustable mount. Links can be added to the camera mount arm to extend it as desired. The case includes mount holes and boss for attached directly to Open Beam OB1515 extrusion material. httpv://youtu.be/OnvyQCy9Brc Designed for use with OctoPi (OctoPrint), download OctoPi image here, recommend using the new quad core Raspberry Pi 2 board, B+ board will also fit in this case. Complete directions, OctoPi image download link/info, best Raspberry Pi 2 prices, and updates at BigCooter.com link: http://bigcooter.com/?p=1442 A simple LED light pipe can be made from bending a translucent piece of 1.75mm filament, and stuffing into housing hole. Upper Case & parts made with Tinkercad. Edit it online here. Lower Case & parts made with Tinkercad. Edit it online Print with no support. Threaded holes:  drill 2.5mm / tap M3. Screw clearance holes:  drill 3.0 to 3.3mm diameter. The Raspberry Pi camera does have a factory preset focus distance that is not optimized for this application. A more macro focus can be achieved by simply turning the camera lens 1/4 to 1/2 turn CCW. Note that these lens are glued in position at factory, a small exacto knife using magnification can help release the glue, or just brute force turning with quality needle nose pliers can get it done – just be careful.   Use the new High Performance Quad Core Raspberry Pi 2, while the older model B+ fits in this case, its under powered for the task (processor will be maxed out).

This Raspberry Pi OctoPi equipped unit integrates well with the BigCooter RepRap Electronics EnclosureScreen Shot 2015-09-11 at 10.28.58 PM

To leverage the powerful Raspberry Pi 2 board, increase the video resolution and frame rate. Once OctoPi image is installed on SD card, simply open SD card on a computer, and open the file named octopi.txt with a text editor …. replace this line: #camera_raspi_options="-fps 10"with this one:  camera_raspi_options="-x 1280 -y 720 -fps 30". This will greatly improve video quality over the grainy small 640 x 480 10fps default setting.

This same camera hardareware also makes an awesome home Security Camera. For this applicaion, consider adding the optional camera feet using M3x12 button head screws, then install the fantastic  MotionPie software   … this is by far the best software going for a motion activated Raspberry Pi security camera, in a world were donations to software developers are rare, this guy deserves it!   Build 2, 3, 4+ … put these cams all around inside your house, place them at windows looking outside, and at high traffic areas around the house. Using the MotionPie graphical interface (very nice, easy to use), camera motion notifications can be set to email, text, posted to websites … or live streaming video can be viewed … many more config options … truly awesome!  The Camera Feet were made with Tinkercad. Edit it online here.

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Raspberry Pi WiFi USB wireless adapters:

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