The reason this is needed is because webcams usually are designed to be put in front of the subject, or need a stand. However with a Fish Tank cam it needs to be hidden away taking up as little room as possible
Step 1: Get Your Parts
2. Get a project box from Maplin/Radio Shack - the one i got cost about £3
Step 2: Take the IP Camera Out of Its Casing
2. Pull the box apart
3. Unscrew the final philips screw which attaches the PCB to the case
Thats it, the camera is free!
Step 3: Cut the Project Box
2. Cut a hole in the front of the box so that the lens can see through it
Note:/ I found that by using a Stanley knife the font hole was easy enough to make (you do need to be careful though). The wire hole is easily made with a junior hack saw
Step 4: Now Install the Electronics
I have used two large lumps of bluetack to hold the camera in place, this allowed me to adjust its angle inside the case easily
Step 5: Play With the Angle + Then Screw the Top on
Once done attach the box top
Step 6: Firmly Attach It to Your Tank
Step 7: View Your Tank on the Web!
There are lots of other bits to do on this, including the firewall setup, the camera setup, and the webpage (if you want one) etc etc but i havent gone into detail on this project.
If anyone wants to see the webcam go to http://www.fish-cam.co.uk - Ive got 1.2Mb/s upload on my dsl connection so can support a few viewers - however if it fails try back in a while!