How to Build a Webcam Missile Launcher Page 4 Mounting the camera
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How to build a Webcam Missile Launcher

Mounting the camera

We can now see how the two pieces, camera mount and rear missile housing will fit together.

First, measure the distance from the front (used to be the rear, because we are turning the mount around) to the screw hole in the center.  I came up with 7 1/2 mm, but your mileage may vary. 

Scratch a line from the front edge of the rear missile housing to mark the position of the screw hole.  Cross that scratch down the center of the rear missile housing and then drill a small hole. 

Use the screw from the camera base when we removed the base so we could cut the camera mount off to attach the camera mount to the top of the rear missile housing.  I also applied a line of superglue to the edge of the camera mount before screwing it down. 

Ta Da! The camera mount is now attached to the rear missile housing. 

Now mount the camera to the camera mount using the plastic bushing and screw.  Tighten, but be careful not to strip the screw. 

We are now ready to start the reassembly of the missile launcher. 

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