Step 3: Attach the Jelly Lens to the Front Plate of the ATC2K

Now we attach the lens to the front plate. I did it like this :
- remove the Jelly from the lens, it detaches easily. what is left on that side of the
lens is a plastic rim about the thickness of the frontal plate. perfect !
- take a washer with an inner diameter close to (but smaller than) the size of
the rim and draw or scribe that circle. The washer enables you to center the circle nicely.
- on the front plate, file out the square window until your hole is about round and of the
drawn/scribed diameter. This should be smaller that the rim on the lens.
- Now carefully sand the hole wider (I used a pen so the sand paper would sand
a reasonably round hole) until it thightly fits that rim on the jelly(-less) lens
- after a fit is reached, be sure to remove burrs and crumbs of plastic from the
underside of the frontal plate.
- clip and file off the extending bit of the lens floor plate.

For good measure, I glued the outside of the lens where you can see it is made out of two parts.
it is important that no water enters the lens.

I have a Atc3k, can I try this method also?
I guess so, but maybe you should try it out before actually taking apart the camera. just stick it on first. I believe the atc3k already has a wider view angle, you might see the corners of the jelly lens.
Very cool mod, nice job!<br/><br/>Any chance you could shoot some videos, upload them to youtube, and post them here so we can see how much of a difference this makes?<br/><br/>I've used the same camera to shoot footage on a FSAE car at my university. <br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSnmUhM6shs">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSnmUhM6shs</a><br/><br/>having a wider field of view would be good for driver training. <br/><br/>
I will post the video's with the ruler. and a nice one about a submarine (but shot before the mod, I do not have clear water nearby) you could also check out my account (same name) on www.vimeo.com for sub video's
done, have a look
Good idea - cheap and simple :-)<br/><br/>You have a wrong URL - one 't' missing (is: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.subcommitee.com">http://www.subcommitee.com</a> should be: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.subcommittee.com">http://www.subcommittee.com</a> ) and it links to some stupid advert page :-(<br/>
Thanks ! I'll correct it shortly !

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