HQ housing assembly
IR filter installation (HOYA CM500)
HQ camera is able to see in IR and UV spectrum. But in this case, the colors of the image will be "abnormal". To fix this issue IR filter is used. In HQ camera it's a small piece (8.9mm x 8.9mm x 1mm) piece of glass. We included two such filters in the HQ housing kit. They are exactly the same as used in HQ cameras.
If you want to take regular images and video - you need to install this filter.
If you are planning to do some experiments with IR or UV vision, you can pass this step.
To do this installation you will need a couple of black carriages from the kit, two IR filters, a toothpick, and glue.
Note: please do not use the cyanoacrylate "one-second" glue! Its condensed vapors can leave traces on the filter. Also, it is too liquid and can stain the filter. The best glue to use is transparent thick one like Henkel Pattex.
Using the toothpick, please put tiny drops of glue in each corner.
The ideal size of a drop is marked by A in this photo.
The real drop example is marked by B.
Put the IR filter into the carriage. Try not to leave fingerprints on the filter. And let the glue dry.
You should get these assemblies as a result:
HQ camera disassembly
Unscrew two screws on the backside of each HQ camera.
Carefully detach the camera board from the metal part.
Installation of HQ camera to the carriage
For this step, you will need the HQ camera PCB with the sensor, and the carriage with IR filter installed.
Put the camera inside the carriage.
Check the camera connector is faced to the side of the carriage without a notch!
Align the camera inside the carriage and secure it using 4 screws from the kit:
You should have this couple of carriages with the cameras as a result:
For this step, you will need the main HQ metal housing part and a set of plungers.
No-ball plungers installation
Ball plungers installation
Carriages' fixators installation
Brass spacers installation
StereoPi v2 installation to the backplate
Connecting HQ cameras' cables
Assembling the front and back together
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For the 2" screen and shoot button installation you can follow this section of the guide for the Camera Kit: Screen and shot button installation