I haven’t bought the accessory mount plate yet but when I do I’m going to try it as a webcam mounting point and maybe design and experiment with some 3D prints that can attach to hold things like a small bottle for alcohol misting, an alternate vacuum attachment point, and maybe something that holds a piece of acrylic or vinyl to catch some aluminum chips.
Another interesting idea I just had would be to attach an IR thermometer module aimed at the router bit and attached to a Raspberry Pi that could give a warning if temperatures passed a certain threshold.
I have no experience in this, but I"d love to set up a camera trained at the bit to be able to tell when there’s a failure, either through a bit breaking or workhold failure… I added the DIY plate to mount a camera… Sounds like you might have some thoughts in that area.
I use it to mount my air blast/mister for cutting aluminum. The mounting holes were almost a perfect match, just had to open them up a bit. I don’t use the air blast at the same time as dust collection, just threw it on there for a quick picture.