Assembly of motor and webcam

The black thing is the servo motor

Half the camera housing is screwed directly on the axis of the motor.

The clear piece inside the top of the camera front panel must be removed because the screw takes its place.

Off we go to the garage and use heavy power tools on 4 grams of plastic

Now the camera cover can be remounted even though the screw takes some space

But be carefull with powertools: I removed part of the tabs that keeps the house together by accident.

(beautifull piece of wood for a kitchen table don't you think?)

A simple lamp with bulp and electrical parts removed makes a nice and solid camera house.

Normally these kind of lamps has a lousy and unclear piece of glass, but I was lucky this time.

The cheapest type of glass even turns grey over time, so be carefull to choose the right shop.

The steering module connects to the PC via a serial cable connector.
It is the leftmost thing on the PCB

It needs 12 volt (and so does harddisks) so I cut a harddisk extention cable in half to be able to use the PC power supply directly in a simple way.

The motor connects to the steering module via the same type of connector as a PC fan, so I use a PC fan extension cable.

When the serial cable has to go back inside the PC a little violence is needed.

Here you see the need for a PC fan extension cable: To get the motor connector out of the box again.

The power is supplied by a free harddisk power cable inside.

(The black stick is the antenna of the wireless network card)

Here the cheap lamp fine camera house is mounted under the roof where I park my car

And a closer look

Do You Get the Picture?

On the phone you see the picture taken by the webcam!

(The camera server is connected to the internet, and this fine phone can fetch the jpeg directly)

For clarity you get the picture from the phones display in the picture above

That's me taking a picture of my phone in front of the webcam

(The camera that you see on the back of the phone was not used on this occation ;-)