Documentation and assembly instructions for the FarmBot Genesis camera
The camera is not a typical FarmBot tool in the sense that it does not mount onto the universal tool mount and it is not stored in a toolbay. Instead, it remains fixed in place on the z-axis next to the UTM and can be used at any time, even when other tools are mounted.
The camera itself is a borescope style camera that is fully waterproof. It can be used to take photos for weed detection, time lapse photography of your plants growing, and video for live streaming what is happening at the UTM. Note: video streaming support is coming soon.
Step 1: Gather the parts and tools
Gather all the camera parts from the table below and lay them out in a logical manner. To complete the assembly, you will also need the following tools:
|2||M5 x 6mm Screws|
|2||M5 Tee Nuts|
Step 2: Attach the camera to the z-axis
Slide the camera into the camera mounts.
Attach the camera mounts to the z-axis using the two M5 x 6mm screws and M5 tee nuts.
Step 3: Plug in the camera
Plug the camera into any free USB port on the Raspberry Pi.