What If I Don't Have A 3D Printer?

Not to worry! You can use a 3D printing service such as 3DHubs or MakeXYZ to have a local 3D printer operator 3D print and ship you parts to you. This is a great way to get your parts 3D printed by local makers. You could also try checking out your local Library or search for a Maker Space.

3D Printed Parts

All of the parts are 3D printed with FDM type 3D printers using various colored filaments. All of the parts are separated into pieces to make 3D printing easier. Assembly is pretty easy and straight forward. Use the links below to download the STLs files.

Funky Fresh Colors!

Most of the filaments are from MeltInk3D – They come in different diameters and flavors of PLA. Heres a list of the filaments used in this project.

Design Source Files

The camera body assembly was designed in Fusion 360. This can be downloaded in different formats like STEP, SAT and more. Electronic components like the AMG8833, ESP32, and TFT Feather Wing can be extracted from the Fusion 360 Archive.

Slice Settings

These parts have been tested and 3D printed on an Ultimaker 2+ and 3 using PLA filament. The parts were sliced using CURA 3.x with the following slice settings.

  • 220C extruder temp
  • 65c bed temp
  • 0.2 layer height
  • 0.38 line width
  • 2 Wall Line Count – 0.4 nozzle
  • 20% infill
  • 50mm/s print speed

For good bed plate adhesion, a 3-4mm width Brim might be necessary to 3D print the frame of the camera body.

Camera Lens Assembly

The lens is fitted through the hole from inside the camera body. Press the lens through until the flange is flush with the surface. The flange has two tabs with mounting holes. Line those up with the ones in the camera body.

Secure Lens to Camera Body

While holding the assembly together, insert and fasten two M2.5 x 6mm machine screws into the mounting holes and fully tighten. 

Attach Lens Cover Details

Use superglue to adhere the faux focusing ring to the lens cover. This gear looking part doesn't actually do anything functional, its purely for atheistic.  

This guide was first published on Jan 17, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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