This is an update to Bonnet for the V3 Camera wherein I provide a link to a 3D printer file for a bonnet type of cap for the V3 camera. The bonnet’s intent is to keep raindrops off of the lens. The aluminum foil version will definitely do that but, when I actually operated the camera with the foil bonnet, the left and right corners of the foil encroached into the camera’s upper left and right field of view. No problem with the foil, you would just fold up the two offending foil corners a little and be done with it. Even though they are small encroachments that could be cut or filed off, I decided to revise the file: V3 Bonnet.stl and call the new file: V3 Bonnet 2.stl. Below is a picture of the problem:
While I was at it, I made a file called V3 Helemet.stl. This file will print a helmet type cover for the camera. In this version, the sides extend to the bottom of the camera. See 3D print file link below: V3 Helmet Mod 2.stl
And below is what it sort of looks like - the back panel stops at the power cord:
You, sir, are my hero. When I have time, I might modify your design in two ways: 1) extend a visor over the back to protect the speaker from rain, and 2) cover up the back almost entirely, in the case that the speaker is not being used. Either way, covering up the white parts of the camera with a color of my choosing is an added bonus. Thank you for this!
Thank you for the compliments boydmjb.
I am recommending some links below that may interest you based on the fact you are interested in presenting a different color for the camera and possibly in mounting methods.
The picture below depicts an idea that may work. A strip of thin sheet metal or polycarbonate plastic could cut and bent in the fashion shown. You could also mark-out side panels cut and fold them down and duct tape the corners. The polycarbonate can be bent just like metal - no heat needed.
@TheRealWolf, regarding the use of caulking to attach the Back Cap, I would only use a small amount and spread it thinly over the U-shape surface. The air gap provided by the Back Cap design is meant to support speaker function. The caulk connection between the Back Cap and the camera is virtually movement-free, so a thin amount will work. See picture below.
To make the Wyze Cam V3 less obvious on the ‘cultured stone’ front porch entrance, I designed and 3D printed a well-fitting cover (or bonnet). It leaves the back mostly open (my porch has a roof over it). The walls are 0.8mm thick (or thin…) and the part is printed using a CCF-filled nylon. The camera is mounted on a 3D printed pedestal designed to tightly fit into the mortar joint gap between the stones (I had to hammer the bracket in lightly as it has little ratchet to lock into the gap and prevent slippage.)