Large off-center points with pan-tilt snagging cables

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Large off-center points with pan-tilt snagging cables

Postby esba1ley » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:26 pm

Something I've noticed, too, the cable management coming off the pan/tilt head gets the ribbon connector from the camera snagged on neighboring connectors in large off-center points. I'm currently trying to re-arrange my cables so they don't snag because I don't want to have to replace the ribbon cable from having it wear out by snagging on the plastic connectors on the top board. Hopefully I'll have a work-able solution and can post what that is. I'm not 100% confident in my reconfiguration yet to recommend it to others. Stay tuned.

Any of you out there have suggestions or fixes you've tried?
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Re: Large off-center points with pan-tilt snagging cables

Postby gpvillamil » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:46 pm

I see what you mean. I am leaning to zip tying the ribbon cable to the eye LED and ultrasonic sensor cable to keep it up and out of the way.

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