Here’s how we set up our webcams for the lecture video link. Custom mounting a webcam isn’t a new idea, there are plenty of ‘Maker’ style sites with instructions.
We’re using 2 Logitech c525 HD webcams. They have a swivel mount so we can turn them toward the audience during question time.
We’re using flexible tripods (Gorilla pods) to allow for our atypical sloping lecturns. They also have detachable tripod mounts.
I drilled hole in the base plate with 5.5mm drill bit. The base is metal so you need a high speed drill and a sharp bit. You need to aim for just below the logo or you push out a small cover plate on the other side.
Screw in the tripod mount. You need to strong hand to do this. A 6mm drill bit might do the job better but we wanted a tight fit.
The finished job.