To monitor unauthorize dumping in my garbage cans Garbage Cans with Contact Sensors, I hurriedly set up a temporary Garbage Cam before going out of town for a week. The intent was to harden the setup when I got back. Instead of hardening up the temporary setup, I decided to de-clutter the Garbage Cam by joining it with the Driveway 2 camera.
Picture 0 below shows the clutter to be consolidated.
Pictures 1 to 4 below shows the changes to be made and starting work.
Pictures 5 to 8 below are construction methods.
Some comments about picture 7 above. The scrap pieces used in the mock-up were able to be used in the final work by orientating them to utilize some of their punched holes for bolting while working around the larger punched holes. Although the extra holes are not appealing, they are not structurally significant.
The horizontal leg of the L-bracket would seem a waste of steel to some as the vertical member of the bracket is all that is needed to attach it to the rafter. The (waste) makes installing the bracket easier with a simple wood jig. Also, by bending the L-bracket at the junction of the vertical and horizontal members the horizontal angle of the camera’s view can be changed. The last picture in this post (Attic 2) shows how the horizontal bracket leg is bent to change the camera’s view angle horizontally.
Pictures 9 to 12 below are assembly and installation.
Picture 13 below is the finished project and the next project (post) is in view. The next project will make for an even cleaner and compact set up for the cameras.
Picture Attic 2 below shows how horizontal camera view angles are accommodated.