Make your own 3D Printer Camera Set UP
Time to talk about setting up a camera for your 3D printer. “Why would anyone want to monitor their printing?” you may ask. For one thing, monitoring your printing can save you headaches and hassle. I have a 3D printer camera that is inexpensive. Not only is it basic and cheap, but it is also easy to set up.
I use the Wyze camera. We have many of these cameras around the house. The Wyze camera shown below has night vision. If I shut the lights off, it can still monitor the printing. The Wyze camera has an app making it easy to monitor your printing from your phone. Plug your printers into a Smart Home Outlet. Now you can turn your printer off directly from your phone if there is an issue. I have this metal shelving unit that holds 3 of my printers. On the top of my shelving I have a Wyze camera pointing down at my printers. I can check on my prints anytime to make sure that they are printing properly. I do have a Rasberry PI 3D camera set up. While that is nice to have, this setup is easier to implement.