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Like most people, I felt that the nearly straight down view of the rear camera wasn't very useful. I mainly use it to see what I might back into, not over, so it needed to face up quite a bit higher.

This morning, I designed, modeled, 3D printed then installed a set of shims. They help quite a bit. I'd have made them tilt the bracket more (these are 10mm), but the stock Torx screws aren't quite long enough. If I get longer ones, then I can tilt it even more, but for now, this is a great improvement!

You can see in the one photo that the screws do not sit flush on the bracket with the shims in place. Again, if they were longer, I'd simply sandwich the bracket between 2 shims and then the hardware would be squared up again. However, it's plenty secure the way it is.

Just thought I'd share. :)
 

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Are you planning on selling your shims?

Thanks!

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Sure. I'd be happy to make you a set. Because I'm still doing a little testing, I'll send you a set of 4 for $12 including shipping. You can decide if you want to get longer screws to sandwich the bracket so they sit flush or use your existing ones and have them a bit off-kilter. Mine are like that and seem just fine.

These are made of PETG (same plastic that water bottles are made from).

Shoot me a PM if you'd like a set. Thanks!
 

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So, I added another 2mm of angle to a new set. That improved the viewing distance and the screws fit the same as with the 10mm angle. So, that's the ticket.
If anyone would like a set, they will be $14 for a set of 2, shipped to your door. (y)
 

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Nice looking parts. I can't wait to install them this weekend. Thank you for the quick turn around. I received them today.
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Like most people, I felt that the nearly straight down view of the rear camera wasn't very useful. I mainly use it to see what I might back into, not over, so it needed to face up quite a bit higher.

This morning, I designed, modeled, 3D printed then installed a set of shims. They help quite a bit. I'd have made them tilt the bracket more (these are 10mm), but the stock Torx screws aren't quite long enough. If I get longer ones, then I can tilt it even more, but for now, this is a great improvement!

You can see in the one photo that the screws do not sit flush on the bracket with the shims in place. Again, if they were longer, I'd simply sandwich the bracket between 2 shims and then the hardware would be squared up again. However, it's plenty secure the way it is.

Just thought I'd share. :)
Still selling these ?
 

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Good Job Tater Tots! I had to do a similar method to mine using a 1/4 piece of wood shaved to give the camera a better view very much like yours. At least now we can see what we are backing into :)
 

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Like most people, I felt that the nearly straight down view of the rear camera wasn't very useful. I mainly use it to see what I might back into, not over, so it needed to face up quite a bit higher.

This morning, I designed, modeled, 3D printed then installed a set of shims. They help quite a bit. I'd have made them tilt the bracket more (these are 10mm), but the stock Torx screws aren't quite long enough. If I get longer ones, then I can tilt it even more, but for now, this is a great improvement!

You can see in the one photo that the screws do not sit flush on the bracket with the shims in place. Again, if they were longer, I'd simply sandwich the bracket between 2 shims and then the hardware would be squared up again. However, it's plenty secure the way it is.

Just thought I'd share. :)
What rear camera do you have:rolleyes:🚘📷?
 

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So, I added another 2mm of angle to a new set. That improved the distance and the screws fit the same as with the 10mm angle. I think that's the ticket.
Are you still selling these? if so Id love a set?
 

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I have a modded Tevo that I built about 3 years ago or so. It's got the 8" x 8" build plate. I do my design work with Fusion 360 and use Slic3r Prusa Edition for my slicer. I'm not an expert in Fusion, but I can usually get it done. I use PETG filament, which is the same material water bottles are made of. It's a very temp stable, durable material. It has just enough flex not to be brittle and just enough rigidity not to tweak under reasonable pressure.

It's all come in very handy! Every time I need some weird part or adapter for something I'm building I can usually 3D model it in Fusion then print it for service. It saves me a trip to town at least! lol! It's a fun, challenging, & rewarding hobby for me.

Recently, I needed an adapter to go from a pool pump hose to a garden hose fitting, so I designed one. I'm not even sure I could have bought something like that, but the model worked. Also, I needed an adapter from the pump hose to a 10mm line, so I designed & made one of those, too.
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Here are some other bits I designed & made.
A speed reducing pulley for my Consew industrial sewing machine, a bracket for the electronic flasher in my General, a piece that was missing out of the gas cap in one of my non-childproof gas cans (those things are like gold!), some faux olives for my beertinis. I hate olives but everyone knows a "martini" isn't complete without olives (this is the prototype pic before I dug out a martini glass. hehe!) And yes, I do stick a cocktail straw in them so I don't accidentally swallow them. :oops:

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