Raspberry Pi Camera Mount for Prusa MK3/S/+ MK2/S

CAD rendering of the Picam mount, front right.

I have been using the Articulating Pi Cam mount with my Prusa MK3S. The joints between the links were coming lose all the time, and the 3D-printed screws were breaking when I was trying to tighten them. I designed my own arm for the mount, which:

  • Uses metal M3 fasteners, which can be tightened properly so that they would not come lose,
  • Is more than twice lighter than the articulating arm,
  • Has a slightly bigger ball for the ball joint, to make that joint a little bit tighter,
  • Is compatible with the camera head from the articulating arm, so if you are already using the articulating arm, you can reuse the camera case from it.

Beer Can Mod For Prusa MK3/S/+

Installed shims

This article describes a very simple way to level the bed on a Prusa MK3/S/+ virtually for free. I’ll show you how you can use a beer can to make metal shims, and then easily install those shims to achieve a nearly perfectly flat printing surface on your Prusa. I will also discuss the reasons to do (or not to do) this, and compare this method to the fairly popular “Nyloc Nod”.