Step 1: Things needed
- 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
Step 3: Remove internal camera parts
During this process I also enlarged the hole at the front of the camera where the lens was removed. To fit my particular webcam, I had to enlarge the hole to a 1 1/8" diameter. It wasn't necessary to get this hole perfectly round, since the metal plate on the front of the camera would cover it, and the original hole in the metal plate was already the perfect size for the webcam.
Step 4: Additional modifications
Next, I drilled a 7/32 inch hole in the bottom of the camera and tapped it with a 1/4 20 tpi tap for mounting on a desktop tripod (photo 4).
The final mod to the housing was to drill a 1/4 inch hole through the housing inside where I removed the viewfinder lens. This would allow the webcam's microphone to pick up outside sounds (photo 5).