Gone are the day’s when decent quality webcam’s were too expensive to buy just to point at your feet!
What did I have to accomplish in order to complete this over-the-moon task you ask? Slow down propeller head! I’ll tell you…….
- A webcam……
- Some basic hardware tools
- Drill + drill bits
- Electric Grinder or Hacksaw
- Screwdriver + Hammer
- Bolt + washer
Plus any extra stuff you think you’ll need. I used some other small materials such as thread tape and builders adhesive, but I’ll leave the rest to you to decide what you’ll need for your own rig.
Firstly, I needed a webcam. After a quick Google I found a decent cam recommended by some online streamers, considering I’m just pointing it at my feet I don’t need 60fps so a HD 30fps camera will do just fine.
I introduce to you, another online EBAY purchase! Cheaper than my local retailers 😛 Plus I cannot be bothered driving to the store….. Just post it to me baby! 😀
While I was at it, I bought this USB Hub to tidy up the cables. I’m also running out of USB port’s on my PC…..
At first I had no idea how I was going to mount it, luckily for me, after checking the bottom of the stand/mount I noticed the thread hole.
Searching away amongst a pile of screw’s on the floor in the shed, I found the perfect fit, cut the bolt head off, grabbed some adhesive glue and slid it into the hole I drilled into my Simulator earlier. Well, not exactly “slid”.. I banged it in with a hammer! 😀