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Powering an additional Pi0W as webcam  

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Powering an additional Pi0W as webcam

I have my MK3S+ all set up and also installed a Pi0W directly on the einsy board. All works fine and im very pleased about the qualitiy of the prints. And it works just out of the box!

As I read that a camera is better not connected to this Pi0W, I got a second Pi0W with a camera which i then can integrate as webcam into octoprint. This allows for a slim set up, as only 5V somehow need to reach this secont Pi with the camera, data is transferred via WiFi. 

Is there somewhere 5V available on the einsy board? 

Checking on RepRap, I found some documentation:

So either the -5V could work, or on J19 ports 10 (+) and 14 (-). Has anyone tried it?

Posted : 15/12/2020 10:34 am
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RE: Powering an additional Pi0W as webcam

Why not just get a PI4?  There's lot of enclosures you can build and integrate it to your printer, and it'll power both Octoprint, your webcam.  You have to power it separately but you can hide the cables pretty nicely.

The Pi Zero is underpowered IMO even for Octoprint.

Posted : 20/12/2020 6:13 pm