Assembly manual

Camera holder

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While it’s nice to have a raspberry pi with a camera to have a live view of our plant 24/24. It might be challenging to install the camera and raspberry pi inside the box.
You can easily inadvertently end up with the pi hanging by the camera cable, which stops the live view:/

For this we’ve designed this camera holder.

It can be placed on a wall or a corner. And you can choose the angle of the camera. All this without needing any screws!

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Raspberry PI zero W BY Raspberry PI Foundation

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How it works

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How it works

The camera holder is composed of 2 main parts.

The camera assembly part, that holds the camera and raspberry pi together as a single unit.
The point is to limit the chance of breaking the connection between the raspberry pi and the camera.

And the holder part that is glued to the furniture. To which you can attach the camera part with the desired angle.

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Assembling the raspberry pi and camera unit

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Assembling the raspberry pi and camera unit

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The first step is to assemble the raspberry pi and camera together as a unit.

We will be using hot glue to attach the pi and camera together.
Don’t worry while it will be way enough to keep them in place, you will still be able to separate them later without breaking everything.

Take the two parts as shown in the picture.

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Place camera on mount

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Place camera on mount

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Assemble the camera so that the screws are facing downward (away from camera objective).

Place the camera on the mount so that the screws fit the hole on the mount.

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Glue camera mount

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Glue camera mount

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Put a tiny drop of hot glue on each screw from the back of the mount, no need to put too much.

Wait for the glue to cool down.

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Place camera mount

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Place camera mount

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Now place the camera mount above the raspberry pi as pictured.

The camera mount should fit the raspberry pi’s holes.

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Glue camera mount to raspberry pi

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Glue camera mount to raspberry pi

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Put a tiny drop of hot glue on each holes, no need to put too much.

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Attach raspberry pi and camera unit to holder

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Attach raspberry pi and camera unit to holder

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And now the last bit of glue to attach the raspberry pi and camera unit to the holder.

Make sure to leave enough space for the USB cable. Plug it in when glueing to make sure it fits.

Apply the glue on the back of the raspberry pi, on both sides of the holder.

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Add camera ribbon cable

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Add camera ribbon cable

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Now put the ribbon cable to connect the camera and raspberry pi together.

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Insert camera holder into rotation arm

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Insert camera holder into rotation arm

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Insert the camera holder into the rotation arm, you might need to force a bit to fit it in.

Make sure you can rotate the camera once the holder is inserted.

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Finding the right spot

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Finding the right spot

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Choose the right spot to attach your camera. Best is to have a top view, but don’t place it right above it. You want to see it grow vertically.

Placing it in a corner can give a nice shot, and allows you to have the camera away from potential wrong moves.
It’s important that once in place you don’t accidentally touch the camera cable.
That could break the link between the raspberry pi and the camera, so better have it away from where your hands will be.

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Sandpaper the furniture wall

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Sandpaper the furniture wall

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You might need to use some sandpaper on the wall to get a better adhesiveness from the glue.

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Glue the wall mount

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Glue the wall mount

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Place a bit of glue on the sides that will be in contact with the wall, then press the wall mount against the wall until the glue is hard again.

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Attach camera to wall mount

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Attach camera to wall mount

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Now attach the raspberry pi and camera by nesting the wall mount into the rotation arm’s base.

Make sure you will have enough space for the USB cable coming into the raspberry pi. The orientation of the camera doesn’t matter, you will be able to adjust it later during setup by rotating the resulting pics.

You might need to press it by applying pressure on both sides alternatively until fully in.

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Finish

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Finish

And now you’re set, head to or continue the “How to setup a remote live camera.” guide for setting up the software.

Checkout this guide
How to setup a remote live camera

I’m not teaching you anything if I tell you that our plants are like our babies. And just like babies we’d like to keep an eye on them 24/24, even when away from home.
While you shouldn’t overprotect an actual kid, it’s bad for their self confidence, and makes fucked up teenagers; When it comes to plants, having a way to look at it anytime can save you some issues.

The camera we will be setting up is quite simple, it allows you to select the plant you’re monitoring, and will then take a picture every 10 minutes.

Setting up this remote camera will give you two things:

  • You’ll have access to the latest taken pic from the app, at any time, from anywhere.
  • Daily and weekly timelapses posted to your plant diary.
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Guides to see next

How to setup a raspberry pi

In this tutorial we’ll see how to set up a raspberry PI from scratch.

We’ll be using the raspberry pi for things like setting up a live cam.

This guide will work with any raspberry PI models, but we’ll be using a raspberry PI model zero w.

How to setup a remote live camera

I’m not teaching you anything if I tell you that our plants are like our babies. And just like babies we’d like to keep an eye on them 24/24, even when away from home.
While you shouldn’t overprotect an actual kid, it’s bad for their self confidence, and makes fucked up teenagers; When it comes to plants, having a way to look at it anytime can save you some issues.

The camera we will be setting up is quite simple, it allows you to select the plant you’re monitoring, and will then take a picture every 10 minutes.

Setting up this remote camera will give you two things:

  • You’ll have access to the latest taken pic from the app, at any time, from anywhere.
  • Daily and weekly timelapses posted to your plant diary.

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