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Has anyone put a Raspberry Pi camera in this? I guess my question is: has anyone opened it up? How much room is on the inside? Oct 20, 2013
I bought this to make a Raspberry Pi webcam using the "Motion" software package. The camera is just the right size for the RPi board and camera. Just take the screws out of the end caps to open and remove the fake LEDs from the front piece. The front has a piece of glass (not plastic) so it doesn't introduce any distortion to the image. I used sticky velcro to fasten the camera to the inside of the glass. Very good solution for RPi camera.
NO IT TAKES DOUBLE AA BATTERIES
One of the of the responses said they opted not to activate the bilking red light because it doesn't exist on real security cameras. Nov 23, 2014
It's a matter of preference. Whatever will give you more sense of security, go for it. I decided not to activate it. It saves me the time and the effort of replacing the batteries. From where I have set them up, it also will not put me at risk of being caught putting batteries in what is supposed to be an authentic camera.
Can you just let this "free-stand" on a window sill inside a house...without mounting it? Jan 8, 2015
You probably could but it may need to be leaning against something to stay in position. The "camera" portion does pivot on a ball joint so you could experiment around. At worst, maybe double-sided sticky tape on the mounting bracket part would work.
How do you install this under the eve? It seems like it only installs on the wall surface mount? Can you turn the camera upside down? Dec 31, 2014
My eaves have joists that I attached to. It ended up looking great - but you do need something to screw into vertically.
If I don't run the blinking red light because it looks fake, how can the "red glow of the infrared" show up at night, like real night cameras? Jan 30, 2015
The batteries make the light glow = which makes it look very, very real. My batteries only lasted 3 months at a time, so I had to get out the stepladder and do some reaching to keep changing them. That was annoying, but it looks just like the real ones if someone is looking over your wall or from a small distance. Use the batteries, keep that red glow going, that is a good feature.
In order to make it look as real as possible do you literally have to drill a hole in the wall for the wire to stick in? Or is this unnecessary? Dec 9, 2014
No you dont, the wire goes into the mounting bracket that screws onto the wall, it has a hole for the wire, I put it through the hole then tied it in a knot so it won't come out before mounting