The room where I keep my desktop computer tends to collect a lot of vintage stuff, so one day I decided it was time to give my webcam more of a vintage look. To accomplish this, I decided to mount it inside a old camera housing. It turned out to be a relatively easy project.
Step 1: Things needed
The parts list is relatively simple:
- a web camera
- an old camera large enough to accommodate the webcam
- hot glue
- wood scraps to use as shims
- rotary tool with grinding and sanding bits
- hot glue gun
- 7/32 drill bit and drill
- 1/4 x 20tpi tap and tap wrench
Step 2: Remove lens assembly
The first step is to remove the lens assembly. On the particular camera that I used this involved removing four screws. After removing the screws, the front plate was removed to gain access to the camera lens. The lens simply lifted out. This particular camera housing also had a separate lens for the viewfinder. Because of its location, I removed it. The webcam I used had a built-in microphone, and this viewfinder lens location was in perfect alignment with where the webcam's microphone would be.