Dr. Özkal Özsoy is an electronics engineer, product design consultant, and inventor based in Istanbul, Turkey. In his free time, he enjoys working with consumer electronics and toys sector. He’s a full-time professor in the Industrial Design Department of Mimar Sinan fine arts university, and he says he’s been been printing objects with his Up 3D printer since 2011.
So when it came time to find a security camera to install in front of his apartment, his first thought was to come up with a way to save a few bucks and he turned to his printer for the answer.
“I’ve searched the net for a free dummy security camera 3D model to place in front of my apartment, but I didn’t find a good one,” Özsoy says. “So designed my own. First, I did a search for the camera models on the market and decided on shapes that hopefully will be easily recognized by the potential thieves, discouraging them what they plan to do.”
Özsoy then set to work modeling the camera he had in mind, and he decided to choose one of a smaller size so as to make it printable by most 3D printers on the market today.
“This also saved materials of course,” says Özsoy. “The design has free empty space inside so it is also possible to put a real wireless camera module from Ebay and use it as a real security camera.”
He broke the camera down into four separate parts to allow for easier assembly. What looks like a camera lens is actually a wide angle, LED collimator he found on the web.
By using the dummy camera, a user can feel the extra sense of security that comes with knowing that familiar blinking indicator light often deters intruders and other ne’er-do-wells. He’s also made the design files available online for those who’d like to create their own.
And Özsoy’s projects don’t end with the security camera. He’s also created other projects available on Instructables, such as repair parts for an old cornet, a solar-powered Mp3 Player-Headlight device for bicycles, a folding solar panel, and a frame to allow him to drop a PC into a Macintosh Classic Case.
Have you used your 3D printer to create objects to make your life simpler or more efficient? Let us know in the Realistic Security Camera Setup forum thread on 3DPB.com.
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on all the latest news from the 3D printing industry and receive information and offers from third party vendors.
You May Also Like
Insights from the Frontline: Key Takeaways from the AMS 2024 CEO Panel
At the 2024 Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) event in New York City, a panel of sector CEOs took the stage, transforming what could have been just another industry talk into...
Desktop Metal Partners with Cantor Fitzgerald for $75M Stock Sale
Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) has recently made significant moves in its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), sparking a bit of curiosity about its next steps. Just...
3DPOD Episode 187: Medical and Industrial 3D Printing with Jeremy Pullin, Head of AM at Sartorius Group
Jeremy Pullin, an additive manufacturing (AM) veteran with decades of experience, is currently at the leading medical firm, Sartorius Group. He has been instrumental in setting up engineering centers and...
3D Printing Unpeeled: Gradient Electronics, Navigational Aids and CORE Business
The US Coast Guard spends around $20 million a year repairing navigational aids. Now the USCG’s Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center’s Waterways Operations Product Line (SILC-WOPL) and the Command, Control, Communications,...
Upload your 3D Models and get them printed quickly and efficiently.