Rasberry PI And Webcam For The TAZ

I’m looking to wirelessly connect to my TAZ’s and watch / record them while they’re printing.

  1. Which Rasberry Pi kit do people buy and how do they mount it to the TAZ 5 and TAZ 6?

  2. Which Webcam do people buy and how do they mount it to the TAZ 5 and TAZ 6?

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the current version and has built-in Wi-Fi. They run for about $35. You can print out a case that mounts to the side of the TAZ 6 control box:

I run OctoPi as my print server on a Pi3 for my TAZ 6 and it has worked very well. I bought a Logitech C270 USB webcam online, which has worked great with OctoPi after some simple and well documented configuration. The nice thing about the C270 is that it can be taken apart and the focus could be manually adjusted. Auto focus cameras on a printer with a moving bed, like the TAZ, causes constant out of focus issues. This way, you can position it closer to the bed without blurring up the image. I used this camera mount as it follows the head in the Z-axis:

Great, thanks, I will be buying and printing your setup.

Did you find all the mods for the Logitech integration with OctoPi in one place on the web or did you put together a compilation of tweaks from different sources?

For my taz 3 control box based ones I use these :

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1707780 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1871729

I think this was the page I used to adjust my config:

Focus attention to the USB Webcam section. :smiley: