I just thought I would share this mod as I believe it is my best cost effective mod to date. You can do all this for under 200USD…
I had been wanting to do this for a bit and needed it on my last job.
The superb BR 3 inch dome:
A piece of plastic that I cut with a dremel to mount the camera inside. (some rubbish I found in the shop)
In order to do this, you need to reverse the battery housing so that the cables come from the front. You will need to redo some cables.
For best results I have shifted the whole housing aft but I will need to add buoyancy in the back to compensate the shifted battery weight.
If you do this, the cables won’t show in the front looking camera when you tilt down and the aft camera won’t have too much cables in the way.
This works extremely well, especially since the aft camera is low light and the forward pointing lights are enough to be able to get a decent picture of the tether…
To figure out how to add an IP camera, have a read on my previous topic: Low Cost HD-Zoom-Tilt Project
I’ll post pictures later today, I don’t have anything decent right now.