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Video Edge Finder
« on: August 28, 2011, 05:05:28 PM »
Hi guys,

I ordered a cheap Logitec e1000 video camera off ebay for 7.00 shipped and went about
making a holder for it yesterday.

Here is a youtube video of the results.

Re: Video Edge Finder
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 05:46:58 PM »
Awesome work on the camera holder ! 

Will you post the plans or .dxf's for making one?   Also - what specific camera did you use?

Your cnc conversion looks nice also.


Re: Video Edge Finder
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 08:15:10 PM »

Here is the drawing in DWG and DXF

The Camera is a Logitec E1000 and can be found all over ebay for a "buy it now" and free
shipping for about $7.00.

I did not add the flat spots to my 3/8" shaft but I am planning on making another.  I think the
flat spots will greatly improve the accuracy of the adjustments.

« Last Edit: August 28, 2011, 08:16:43 PM by kregan »
Re: Video Edge Finder
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011, 09:53:05 PM »
Thanks for sharing the files!

I like the adjustment feature on your set up.
It seems like some sort of slot system - with 2 slots and 2 plates would allow you to adjust the camera in the x-y plane to zero very easily......
Gotta give that some more thought...

Thanks again for sharing..
Re: Video Edge Finder
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 12:28:25 AM »
Hey Joe,

The slot in the drawing is only for the camera wire.  Since the wire has a plug
on both ends I could not use a simple hole for the wire.  There is only 1 slot.

All the adjustment is in the eight 6/32" screws that tighten against the flat spots
on the shaft.  That is why the shaft is 3/8" but the hole in the body is 7/16".  The
shaft is supported entirely by the adjustment screws.  Those screws will give you
angle adjustment in the Z axis and  they will give you Y and X movement to center
once you have the Z correct.

I did not cut the flat spots on the first shaft I made but will be adding them.
Start your adjustments with the screws finger tight.  once you are really close
you can start to tighten down with a wrench.

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Re: Video Edge Finder
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 06:32:13 AM »
Now that you have a camera all set up you may want to try out Copycat. Here is a link:


The camera's resolution can be improved if you so desire by added a lense to the system.  Copycat also allows finding centers,
corners etc so scan the manual.

Re: Video Edge Finder
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011, 04:44:45 PM »
I downloaded it and will read it over!
Re: Video Edge Finder
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 08:24:37 AM »
Thanks Rich!

I have downloaded it and will begin exploring that shortly.

There is definitely a wealth of information here...