We use the Raspberry Pi Zero W with the Raspberry Camera v2. The camera is mounted in the Camera Pipe.

Camera in Pipe

  • Seal the camera with Elastosil. Use the pink dispenser needle with 0.58mm diameter
  • Fix the camera cable connector with hotmelt
  • Fix the camera with the four 1,7 x 4mm screws

Raspberry UART / Power Cable

The Raspberry 40 pin header must be connected to the PixRacer Telem2 and the power supply from the power module.

  • Cut one 6inch (152mm) JST-GH Cable in the middle
  • Cut 4 parts 140mm of the yellow cable
  • Remove 8 mm of the isolation of the JST-GH and the yellow cables on one side
  • Make a Y cable by putting the JST-GH and two yellow cables together with the white solder sleeve. (Heat level 5-6)
  • Make two of the above cables
  • One of the two yellow cables will go to the right side Pi where there are connected with a Harwin M20 connector.
  • Remove 3-4 mm isolation of the one of the yellow cables
  • Crimp a Harwin M20 connector to the cable with the Harwin crimp tool. Use the 26-28 AWG slot.
  • Push the cable through until you can barely see the copper - then crimp.

The PixRacer Wiring Quickstart shows the 6 pin Telem1 and Telem2 connector wiring. We only need GND, TX and RX. GND and RX will be connected with the Y-Cable. In that image the yellow connector is the PixRacer TX port which goes to the Pi RX port. So the Y-Cable is connected to GND and the yellow pin marked “RX”.

  • Connect the Y cables to the 6-Pin JST-GH connector. One to GND, the other one to the pin marked “RX”
  • Take an 8-inch JST-GH cable and remove the connector at one side. Remove 5mm of the isolation at the other.
  • Put this cable in the JST-GH connector at the location marked “TX”. This is the UART RX port of the PixRacer.

Now the power connections from the PowerModule are left.

  • Take two 6-inch JST-GH cables and remove the connector at one side
  • Crimp the Harwin M20 connector at that side
  • Insert the JST-GH Cables in pin 1 and 3 of the JST-GH 4 pin power connector

To mark the cables use colored heating tube.

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