Six 3D printing boxes to make a DIY surveillance camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero W

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In the previous tutorial, we saw how to build his own surveillance camera using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and Node-RED without any programming. If you are lucky enough to have a 3D printer (you can equip it for less than 200 €), here is a selection of 3D printing boxes available on Thingiverse.

3D camera for wall-mounted surveillance camera

The first box that I propose to you was designed by Geraldo Ramos of the Open Source project Pigeon. Pigeon is based on the Motion project (already presented here). At each motion detection, the images and the video sequence are sent to Dropbox. Pigeon is also possible to send notifications by SMS, e-mail, IFTTT … The support is designed to be fixed to the wall with 2 screws. The camera can be oriented. The micro-USB port is accessible on the side of the case. To assemble the housing, you will need 4 screws M1,7x6mm. The axis of rotation is made by means of a screw M6.

Source : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2230707

This second model proposed by Kevin Worrel makes it possible to orient the camera by means of an arm equipped with a ball joint at each end. The arm is attached to the camera housing and to the wall using a 3M Velcro strap. The case allows access to the GPIO of the Raspberry Pi Zero W. Convenient to control lighting or add a motion detector.

Source : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2285502

3D printing box for surveillance camera

This first case designed by Gary Owen allows the camera to be placed on a table or a piece of furniture using a 4-foot support. The foot is fixed to the camera with an M5 or M6 screw which will also be used to adjust the orientation of the foot.

rpi zero w case 3d printed camera posee 4 pieds

Source : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1709013

This model designed by Andy Leer leaves an access to the SD card. It has no settings. No screws are required.

 rpi zero w case 3d printed camera posee acces carte sd

Source : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1592151

Finally this version proposed by David Mottram uses a tripod stand. A housing for receiving the 1 / 4-20 UNC nut is integrated at the base of the housing.

rpi zero w case 3d printed camera trepied

Source : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2254307

3D printing box for LiPo battery monitoring camera

This case designed by Nobbin Robin allows to charge a LiPo battery recharged with the Adafruit Power Boost 1000. It was designed for the first generation of the Pi Zero that did not integrate WiFi. WiFi connectivity was handled by an Edimax EW-7811 WiFi dongle. Not necessary with the Pi Zero W. Two buttons are present. The first to stop Raspbian and a second to trigger a snapshot, very simple function to code with Node-RED.

Source : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1632622

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