From my research so far:rob.a4 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:36 pmHi There,
My first 3d Printer and I choose the MK3. I am waiting for it to arrive and plan on installing the octoprint Zero W board. I would like to add the camera as well so I was looking for extended flex cables to work. I found these ....
https://www.amazon.com/Makerfocus-Raspb ... TTZ7M&th=1
These should be long enough to place the camera in a good spot. Maybe someone will make a shielded round cable version as well. To long of cable and you may induce noise into the video.
I assume that you can use the 8Mb pixel camera on this Zero W, MK3 system?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ER ... UTF8&psc=1
Looking forward to the MK3 printing experience!
1) yes, 8MP camera works with pi zero
2) noise happens at shorter distance with 8MP camera (~4ft or 4m vs 8ft or 8m) Sorry don't remember the distance, but its longer than what matters for our application
3) HDMI cables will allow you to go further than using the flex cable extender without loss of signal.
4) I don't think 1 30cm cable will be long enough. The Einsy board is on the left, pi zero mounted higher end of it. You need to run the cable out of the case, under the printer at least the length of the bed of 21cm and then up to the camera which will be elevated off the printer a few cm. I just don't think 1 cable will be long enough. I purchased 2 18' cables for my 2 printers. My pi on the first printer is mounted under the desk so I just need it to go the length of the Ikea end table. I can relocate that pi though to inside the box if it isn't long enough, but I would need to get a fan for it as I don't want to overheat it.