A stylish, small, and adjustable mount for your Raspberry Pi Camera.
This inexpensive bracket arrived in a padded envolope that contained the mount sealed in what appeared to be shrinkwrap. Be careful when unwrapping. The camera mounting bolts are translucent white. These bolts and their tiny nuts are easily overlooked when unwrapping the bracket and if you spray them onto the floor they are not the easiest things to find again. The bolts were a perfect fit through the mounting and the camera but I found it quite difficult, with my large fumbly fingers, to fit the tiny plastic nuts to the ends of the bolts without crossthreading. I note that an extra nut and bolt was supplied so perhaps others had this problem. The two pieces of the mount click together nicely but, for the configuration shown in the Amazon photograph, it is necessary to crop the end of the the bottom two bolts. I recommend this mounting because it adds weight and insulation to the camera PCB which otherwise is unprotected and tends to flail around on the end of its ribbon cable.
All worked very well good product. construction is solid and can be adapted to uses in a variety of ways
The package contains two acrylic pieces, one of which serves as a mount and the other as a stand. The supplied plastic bolts secure the Pi camera to the front piece (with four bolts, not visible in the pictures, used as risers and four more securing it to the mount). The stand piece can clip onto four locations on the mount to vary the camera angle, though the bolts need to be trimmed to allow the mount to sit in the lowermost position (the one pictured in the images above).
It is weighty enough to allow the camera to be set down without flailing all over the place, but be aware that it it is not quite heavy enough to stop the ribbon cable pushing it about if you need to put it in a specific place. However, it has a mounting hole on the stand piece so you can bolt it down if need be.
Given the price, it does the job as well as could be expected.
Don’t let me put you off when you read below. It’s great, but could be slightly improved.
Cable management isn’t straight forward if you wan the cable neat. It could do with some extra bolt holes to mount it onto something else. Like many items, the weight of the cable influences how the bracket sits.
Not much more to say really – it works well with the RPI camera as described – Saves you handling the static sensitive camera module and allows to mount onto case etc. Well worth the money if it’ll save you damaging the camera module by handling.