The “Cam Pan” comes with a 1/4-20 tripod mount on the bottom, and I have applications where having the same mount on the bottom of the smaller Wyze cam would be very helpful. I came up with an extremely easy “mod” to add this feature.
Under the sticker on the bottom of the cam, there are three tiny screws that secure a magnet into the
bottom. Removing the magnet and gluing a 1/4-20 nut into the bottom provides a secure tripod mount. I inserted two thin washers under the nut so that it’s flush with the bottom of the cam base.
Nice mod! I have several of the flexible mini tripods that I use to mount action cams in various places, this would work perfectly for temporary placement of a Wyze Cam.
Now I need to go and mod about 10 cams!
Great modification. For a little added security you could probably drill a hole in the middle of that square plastic bit that came off and screw it back on. That way if the glue came loose on the nut, the camera would just rattle around a little loosely, instead of falling off.
@2006st1300 Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
drill a hole in the middle of that square plastic bit that came off and screw it back on.
I like @nerdland suggestion placing the small cover back on would keep the nut in place.
I used medium CA (cyanoacrylate) super glue, so coming loose is a non-issue. If that ever came loose, I’d have to say that the camera would likely be a couple of miles away after the tornado passed through…
its 2019…lots of possible causes of it coming loose…but you might have a great clip of the atomic explosion too as it ripped the camera away lol
It seems the best solution would be to incorporate into the design a tripod mount in the center, with two magnets on either side of it so that either mounting option could easily be used.
I had the exact same thought. Well, close to it anyway. I was thinking if the nut itself was magnetized, it would kill two birds with one stone. But either one would serve the same purpose.
An interesting note: lamp shades use a 1/4-20 thread just like camera tripods. So it would be easy to mount your Wyze can to the top of a lamp too!
That could be useful for people who are using them in a living room or as a baby monitor or something.
i had a similar thought but instead of modifying the cam, i bought a furniture flush /connecting nut and screwed it onto the post.
i have a glass mount which i use for my cam to time lapse my parking lot.
This seems like an easy 3D print project that someone can spin up quickly. I’m surprised this is not already available on Amazon.
Its practically designed already: https://www.amazon.com/HOLACA-Quick-Bracket-Camera-iSmart/dp/B07F5FYM5W/ref=sr_1_12_sspa?keywords=wyze+cam+tripod+mount&qid=1575417650&sr=8-12-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyV1dYVllZSUVPUFZYJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODYxNDM3MVJHNUlNODFWM0QwQyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjQ1NzgxMjY3Nk9QMEQwMFZDWiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
If the two washers used to shim up the 1/4-20 nut had holes enlarged to 1/4" dia. (maybe they are already large enough), you would get extra engagement of the mounting screw. Also, I would glue the washers together first and then them to the nut. This would create a larger ridged assembly to be glued into the V2 base.
You may want to check out
Simple V2 Tripod Mount Adapter, Two parts, No cam modifications.
A smaller piece of wood could be used.