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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.

The camera has a light that is controlled by a dial on the USB connector that you can rotate to turn off the lights. Unfortunately the lights are not controllable via software.

Step 1: Attach the camera to the z-axis

Sandwich the camera between the two camera mounts.

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Attach the camera and mounts to the z-axis using the two M5 x 10mm screws and M5 tee nuts.

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