Camera Box

Camera Box Parts List

The list below is generic and only meant to give an idea of the parts involved in building a PANOPTES unit. For a complete and detailed list with website links to recommended parts for online orders, check the following LINK.

Electronics

Electronic Parts
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Electronic Parts
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Item

Quantity

Notes

Camera Body

2

Lens

2

85 mm f1.4 lens used in baseline design

Raspberry Pi

1

Relay

1

Switch to turn cameras On/Off

Grove Pi+ Board

1

MicroSD Card

1

Accelerometer Grove Sensor

1

Camera DC Dummy Battery

2

Allows use of an external power supply to supply power to the cameras for long periods of time

12V DC to 9V DC Step Down Converter

2

Step down power to cameras

12V DC to 5V DC Step Down Converter

1

Step down power to Raspberry Pi

Mini USB to USB Cable

2

Data transfer from cameras to Raspberry Pi

USB-C to Jack Cable

1

Power supply (5V) to Raspberry Pi

Wire Splitter-Connector

2

Jack adapter

Hex Standoff, Acrylic Spacers and Screws

To secure Raspberry Pi, Grove Pi+ and Relay

Terminal block with connector strips

Thin cable ties

Wires

Focus Creep Band

2

Stops focus from drifting in the lens

Hardware

Hardware Parts
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Hardware Parts
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Item

Quantity

Notes

Camera Box

1

Cheese plate

2

Holds the cameras

Dovetail

1

Secure camera box to mount

Socket Head Cap Screws

2

Secure cheese plate

1" Bolts and Nuts

4 and 12

Secure mounting plate to camera box lid

Tools