This was inspired by another Wyzecam post from Firefighter922.
- Wyzecam v2
- Adhesive Velcro tabs
- small piece of closed-cell foam
- 2 pieces of thin material, approximately 2 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall
- some paint, I used green spray paint
- a couple zip ties or string to secure the bird feeder
- a metal bird feeder, US$14.00 at Home Depot. (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Perky-Pet-Gray-and-Lime-Seed-Duo-Bird-Feeder-420/300456891)
- cut the wood to size and paint the outside part to better match the bird feeder
- pop out one of the plastic window pieces, I used the vented side of the bird feeder for the camera, but may switch the camera to the other side of the feeder during the Winter.
- I used two adhesive velcro buttons to help hold the camera base to the inside of the bird feeder. The camera’s magnetic base wasn’t strong enough to hold up the camera on the slippery painted feeder wall.
- The front of the camera didn’t sit flush with the feeder wall, it leaned back a little, so I used a small piece of foam to push the camera front up against the feeder wall. It’s good and snug now.
- the camera power cable is routed to the other side of the feeder (there’s two sides) over the separator panel and out the bottom opening.
- the feeder was secured to the rack with a zip tie to keep the wind from moving it around.
This enclosure isn’t water proof, but the feeder sits on a shelving unit under my porch eave. The previous Wyzecam had been exposed outside since April 2018, but mounted up higher to the porch ceiling. It still works and has been moved to another location. Hopefully, this new camera will last another year in the bird feeder.