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These are the instructions for putting together your Pro Camera-HD Upgrade. You can purchase this product from our store.

  1. You will find the acrylic pieces you need in both the 6mm and 3mm bags of acrylic.
    • You will find the acrylic pieces you need in both the 6mm and 3mm bags of acrylic.

    • You may have some acrylic pieces that have some debris from the laser cutting process in the holes. They should come out easily pushing them through.

  2. Before starting each section make sure to remove the paper backing from the pieces used only in that section.
    • Before starting each section make sure to remove the paper backing from the pieces used only in that section.

    • A knife or your fingernails can be used to start removing the paper from a corner.

    • Use caution when using sharp tools.

  3. The cement is solvent based, meaning it is not sticky but as it cures it bonds like materials.
    • The cement is solvent based, meaning it is not sticky but as it cures it bonds like materials.

    • Before you start, watch this great video on how to use acrylic cement from TAP Plastics.

    • The best way to apply cement is to hold the syringe bottle upright (tip at the top) and squeeze out a bunch of air, so when you turn the syringe bottle upside-down (and don't squeeze the bottle), air will burble inward and not allow cement to flow out. When you're ready to apply cement, lightly squeeze the bottle to overcome the vacuum pressure.

    • Only a little cement is required to make a good bond. Use the capillary effect to apply cement to a joint and have the cement work its own way into the space.

    • The acrylic cement does drip and should be done over a surface that can get dirty. Paper towels work well for this.

    • When working with acrylic cement it is recommended that you wear gloves, safety glasses, and work in a ventilated area.

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  5. The 1.5mm piece of black acrylic is in a different bag.
    • The 1.5mm piece of black acrylic is in a different bag.

  6. The piece with the smaller holes is on the bottom.
    • The piece with the smaller holes is on the bottom.

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  11. Make sure you have the piece without the square holes.
    • Make sure you have the piece without the square holes.

  12. Make sure it is flush in both directions.
    • Make sure it is flush in both directions.

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  14. Make sure it is flush in both directions and at a right angle.
    • Make sure it is flush in both directions and at a right angle.

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  16. Make sure you have the piece without the cutouts.
    • Make sure you have the piece without the cutouts.

  17. The edge piece is pointing up.
    • The edge piece is pointing up.

    • The tab is on the outside.

    • The large opening is to the left.

  18. The edge piece is pointing up.
    • The edge piece is pointing up.

    • The tab is also on the outside.

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  21. This piece is on the same side as the semi-circle opening.
    • This piece is on the same side as the semi-circle opening.

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  23. Video (How to Solder Electronics)
    • Video (How to Solder Electronics)

    • Use caution when soldering electronic components. The temperatures are 500 degrees F and higher. Eye protection is required.

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  26. Make sure the wires are on the same side as the text labels.
    • Make sure the wires are on the same side as the text labels.

    • The red wire is the +

    • The black wire is the -

  27. Repeat for the LASERS on the other side.
    • Repeat for the LASERS on the other side.

  28. There are three lasers in the kit. You will only use two of them.
    • There are three lasers in the kit. You will only use two of them.

    • The blue/black wire is the negative wire and the red wire is the positive wire.

  29. Repeat for the other laser.
    • Repeat for the other laser.

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  33. Make sure the logo is upright.
    • Make sure the logo is upright.

    • Make sure the holes are at the top.

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  35. Note the orientation of the camera standoffs.
    • Note the orientation of the camera standoffs.

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  37. Insert the M2x12 screw.
    • Insert the M2x12 screw.

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  39. You will only use three screws.
    • You will only use three screws.

  40. These o-rings will hold the corrective lens.
    • These o-rings will hold the corrective lens.

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  42. Place the other o-ring on the other side.
    • Place the other o-ring on the other side.

    • These should be in the grooves on the lens mount.

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  45. The red and black wires go through the middle hole.
    • The red and black wires go through the middle hole.

    • Make sure the camera is on the same side as the semi-circle.

    • Make sure the Camera Mount Assembly is not upside down.

    • Note the orientation of the side wall.

  46. Do not tighten the nut all the way.
    • Do not tighten the nut all the way.

  47. Tighten this side so the camera platform stays on, but can still move up and down.
    • Tighten this side so the camera platform stays on, but can still move up and down.

  48. Tighten the other side, but have it still loose enough the platform can still move up and down.
    • Tighten the other side, but have it still loose enough the platform can still move up and down.

  49. Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.
    • Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.

  50. Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.
    • Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.

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  53. Make sure you have slack in the camera wire.
    • Make sure you have slack in the camera wire.

  54. This is not enough camera wire slack.
    • This is not enough camera wire slack.

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  59. You will need do adjust the position of the servo horn.
    • You will need do adjust the position of the servo horn.

  60. Before mounting the servo to the E-Chassis, make sure the horn (white plastic part) is centered.
    • Before mounting the servo to the E-Chassis, make sure the horn (white plastic part) is centered.

    • To do this gently rotate it back and forth to its extreme left and extreme right. You can remove the horn and then adjust how the horn is placed on the servo so that it centered between the extremes.

    • The larger side of the servo is now to the left.

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  62. The servo should be flush.
    • The servo should be flush.

  63. The wires should be going towards the same side as the vertical plate.
    • The wires should be going towards the same side as the vertical plate.

  64. The wires should be coming through this slot.
    • The wires should be coming through this slot.

  65. Do not tighten so much that the board bends more than in this image.
    • Do not tighten so much that the board bends more than in this image.

  66. Make sure you have installed all 4 screws.
    • Make sure you have installed all 4 screws.

  67. Make sure your electronics board is not bending.
    • Make sure your electronics board is not bending.

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  69. Make sure black wire is oriented to the outside of the board.
    • Make sure black wire is oriented to the outside of the board.

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  74. Check the labels on the light board and follow the red and black wires.
    • Check the labels on the light board and follow the red and black wires.

  75. P1- is the black wire connected to the lights (see label on back of light board).
    • P1- is the black wire connected to the lights (see label on back of light board).

    • P1+ is the red wire connected to the lights.

    • P2- is the black wire connected to the lasers.

    • P2+ is the red wire connected to the lasers.

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  79. Insert the microSD card into the BeagleBone Black.
    • Insert the microSD card into the BeagleBone Black.

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  82. This is the corrective lens for the camera. This lens corrects for the astigmatism caused by the tube.
    • This is the corrective lens for the camera. This lens corrects for the astigmatism caused by the tube.

    • To keep it clean, only handle it from the sides.

  83. The lens looks like this picture.
    • The lens looks like this picture.

    • Curved side

    • Flat side

    • The flat side will be on the camera side, and the curved side will be facing out.

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  86. Plug the electronics chassis into your ROV.
    • Plug the electronics chassis into your ROV.

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