In the 3D world WYZE camera mounts are very popular projects. I have a WYZE from a printer I don’t use much and I tested it using double-stick and it works much better than any previous attempts (guts from webcams, etc.)
I did an initial search and didn’t come-up with anything. Would love something like what I have on my printer–mounted on one of the front corner elevated a bit.
The thread covers a lot of my attempts at various camera mounts…but they’re all designed around the spindle (and my custom dust shoe holder), not on a fixed point / front corner like John mentioned above.
I got one and just taped it up on the wall of my enclosure. I was considering getting longer bolts for the rail mount point and make a mounting arm there that would get the camera up and further in a bit, but that sounded like a lot more work and something I was fine not having.
which means you don’t have to use the magnet option if you’d be annoyed by it getting bumped. That’s what I have although I use the magnet+3M everywhere else. Note this is for v2 only, not the new v3 cameras.
This is my view (on a failing camera day). I can at least see where the machine is working, if it’s stalled/ready for toolchange, and can listen with the mic on. Usually I’m in the same room, so audio cues are the most helpful when remote.
I’m guessing a vantage point like this is more useful though - you may want to look at endoscope cameras that some folks have worked up for 3D printers. The XXL bed is pretty big so with a Wyze cam you’re not going to see much detail at the cutting interface for most of the jobs.
I may try the magnetic mount(s). I tried endoscope and never go anything useful. For a while I had the guts of a web cam (from a laser scanner project) screwed to the rafters. I do a lot of small detail projects so it wasn’t useful to have a wide angle because what I wanted to see was hidden by the router. A few inches above bed height and to the right is optimal I think. I may do an enclosure some day…