I’m currently working on a image analysis program using my Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi camera. Once that is in a complete state, and running full time, I plan to purchase a commercially produced mount. In the meantime, I decided to make a little DIY Raspberry Pi mount.
Most hobby electronics ship in small electrostatic bags. I keep every one of these I get. I used one, trimmed it down, then cut a small hole for the camera to peek out. This particular bag contained a Raspberry Pi.
(forgive my crappy cameraphone focus, but I’m not going to take it apart again just to get more pictures.)
Next, I cut some cardboard to an approximate width of the camera board. I used very thick cardboard and a boxcutter.
Then, I taped one end of the electrostatic bag to to the cardboard so that I could wrap the bag around the cardboard. Be sure to position it so the camera board will be centered on the cardboard. I decided to use Scotch tape for this project as it would stick well to the bag. I feared that duct tape would leave residue.
Then, just wrap the bag around the cardboard and tape the other edge.
I used more tape, and just re-enforced the hole I had cut in. It may be difficult to see.
I’m personally mounting my camera to look out the window, so I used more cardboard to sit in between the camera and the window.
This will do just fine! Again, I’ll be ordering a commercially produced mount to replace this once my code is ready. At that point, I’ll be mounting the camera higher on the window to avoid looking through the screen. I like the mount currently for sale on Adafruit, but I’m also hoping for more variety in the coming weeks or months.
While I’m at it, I reviewed the Raspberry Pi here on Element 14’s community site: http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1520