Install Camera Ribbon Cable

The camera ribbon cable must be installed before assembling the enclosure. The ribbon cable is installed with the blue side facing up with the back of the PCB.

Install Hardware for Pi Cam

Use 4x M2.5 x 12mm long standoffs and 4x M2.5 x 8mm long screws to secure the Pi HQ camera to the PCB mount.

Installed Hardware

The standoffs are secured to the back of PCB. Insert and fasten the M2.5 screws through the front of the PCB. Do not over tighten, finger tighten is suffice.

Install PCB Mount

The Pi HQ camera is secured to the PCB mount using 4 x M2.5 x 8mm long screws.

Secure Pi HQ Cam to PCB Mount

Place the Pi HQ cam over the center set of mounting holes in the PCB Mount. Insert and fasten 4x M2.5 x 8mm long screws to secure the camera to the PCB mount. Reference the photo for the correct orientation.

Install PCB mount to Frame

The PCB mount is secured to the frame using 4x M2.5 x 8mm long screws and 4x M2.5 hex nuts.

Secured PCB Mount

Insert and fasten 4x M2.5 x 8mm long screws through the four mounting tabs. Use M2.5 hex nuts to secure the screws in place.

Install Raspberry Pi

Place the Raspberry Pi PCB on top of the PCB mount with the mounting holes lined up correctly.

Adjust Ribbon Cable

Insert the camera ribbon cable through the frame and thread it through the side. Pull the ribbon cable all the through the frame.

Secure Raspberry Pi

Insert and fasten 4x M2.5 x 10mm long screws through the mounting holes on the top of the Pi. Use 4x M2.5 hex nuts to secure the Raspberry Pi PCB to the PCB mount.

Raspberry Pi Ports

The frame features cut outs for the various ports on the Raspberry Pi 4.

Install Front Frame

Orient the front frame with the back frame. Use the notch as an indicator and orient it with the tripod mount on the Raspberry Pi HQ Cam.

Installing Ribbon Cable through Cover

The ribbon cable is fitted through the top of the camera port on the back cover.

Secure Ribbon Cable to Pi

Insert the cable ribbon cable into the camera port on the Pi. Use the connector clip to secure the ribbon cable to the port. The front cover is snap fitted over the Raspberry Pi with the cutouts oriented correctly.

Installed Camera Ribbon Cable

The camera ribbon cable remains exposed but is mostly kept in place. To avoid damaging the ribbon cable, remember to take precautions when handling.

Install Front Cover

Place the front cover through the front of enclosure with the cut out lined up with the camera lens.

Tripod Screw

The tripod screw hole is accessible through the bottom side of the enclosure.

Micro SD Card

The slotted hole on the side of the enclosure allows access to install and remove a micro SD card.

Final Build

And thats it! The Raspberry Pi is ready to power up and start snapping pics.

This guide was first published on Jun 05, 2020. It was last updated on Jun 05, 2020.
This page (Assembly) was last updated on Oct 25, 2020.