Getting Aim Angle for Wyze Window Mount Adapter Wedges

Hello, All and @carverofchoice
A simple way to determine the wedge angle best for you, limited to ± 25° because of FOV restrictions. Pictures below.

Here is the link for the protractor PDF file: Aiming Protractor.pdf at no cost to you.

This is the live view of the camera on the aiming stand. In this image, the white area at the low right corner is the end of the protractor and some of its reflection. The slightly curved strip of dark gray at the right edge of the image is the outside window trim.
The camera at this location can view a person from head to toe. For those who shy away from extremely complicated things and succumb to laziness, I encourage you to enlist family or friends to help. You can support each other as progress is made. LOL :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Two previous posts that should have included this angle measuring approach have been edited to include it.

Till later Victor.

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You do amazing and extremely valuable work Victor. What you share and contribute to the community with this is most appreciated. I look forward to see what other things you come up with in the future too!

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Hello People
I sent out the file: Wyze Window Wedge 15°.stl, to my local library for printing. I received it yesterday (no cost to me) and set it up today.

The following pictures show the results:

I calculated the VOF (Field Of View) restriction in the previous post at 11.8% but the actual measurement of the restriction, based on pixels of a through-the-lens image is 5.1%. This is pleasantly better than I expected. I had the camera too far back from the window in my calculation. Only after receiving a real Wyze Window Mount could I actually measure what I had assumed from picture scaling earlier. I got the corner radii values right though, they match up nicely.

Victor Maletic.

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Wait, WHAT?!?! Local libraries have 3D printers and you can use them (within reasonable limits I assume) at no cost? I have never heard of this before, but it sounds AMAZING! I hope my library does something like this. Can you elaborate on how that all work for your library? I have been dying to 3D print some accessories for some of my Wyze devices (make light switches out of contact sensors, or mounts for my motion sensors, etc), and if I can do this through my library (even if I have to pay for the cost of the supplies) that would be amazing! How exactly does that work for your library?

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Google your local county library. Most allow you to do 1 print per week, .stl file format, max project size around 6"x6"x6" and X hours max print duration (mine limits duration to 5 hours). If you’re adamant about color, load your .stl on your phone, drive to the library, check color, if it’s what you want, upload file.

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Hello @carverofchoice, @Seapup has given you what I did when I got wind of libraries doing 3D prints.

I will describe some of my experiences with library 3D printing. The first library was in a city where I visit my brother for a week at a time. I signed up for a library card (no charge) and emailed the STL file for a small project. Before sending the file I used a slicer program to check the integrity of the file and the time to print (not to exceed 4 hours and no larger than 5"x5") There was also a limit of one item per month. There are many slicer programs out there. I asked the librarian what printer and slicer program they use, I downloaded Cura for free and knew exactly what the librarian will see when she loads my file to be printed.
I asked her what if my project was a little over 5", could I orient it diagonally?
She said the machine prints much larger than that and in my case would not be an issue (because I’m an adult?). A day later an email arrived saying my print was ready and I picked it up and told her how nice it came out. And she said if you need something else printed send in the file. So I sent in another file that I wanted in white with black as an alternate color. She called to inform me that they were low on the white filament and would be doing it in black. I got the print the day after.
When I got home from my brother’s place I sent three rolls of filament in red, white, and blue to the library. Since then they have printed projects up to 10 hours long. But I also explained that these are proof prints to check before making the STL files available to the forum for free.

The second library is near my permanent residence. I was printing v3 related glare shields and dogleg support brackets. I told her these files are for the forum and that if she had a need for any of the files - go for it. I would send her pictures of completed installations using her prints. Also, showed her the Wyze app and the images from the v3 cameras. I get good service at this library also. There was no charge for filament or time for the prints at either library.

Victor Maletic

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I just checked my local library and they don’t do 3D printing at all :sob: Neither does the county I just left (which I still have a library card for :sob:

My brother has a 3D printer, but it is not capable of doing some of the STL files I wanted, but it would at least do these window mounts.

Sorry to hear that carverofchoice, I just edited my response to you to inform you that there was no charge to me for any of the prints at either library.
After receiving my 3D print of the 15° adaptor wedge for the Wyze Window Mount, I realized the print could be modified to use less filament, have less VOF restrictions while keeping the same outer geometry. I have since modified the Wize Window Wedge files that I have previously provided links to. The links will now get you the updated files.

Do you have a friend in another county that may be able to help?

Victor.

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It’s okay, I’ll eventually buy my own 3D printer, and for now, my brother has one I can use for a lot of things like this. His can’t do things like print things that swing with hinges or whatever (like printing something to turn contact sensors into swinging light switches), but enough to get by, so it’s not too big of a deal like I said as I will be able to print things similar to these window mounts just fine on his printer. It just would’ve been awesome to do it for free at the library! Consider me jealous…and now going to push my library to go get one! I found one county in my state that has one. They just charge per gram used plus a small maintenance fee. That’s reasonable though.