Making the DogCam Collar
To make a DogCam collar is simple, easy and quick. You'll need a Wireless camera and a spare collar that fits your pooch. The kit contains everything you need (apart from the collar) to get going. I have included 6 zip ties with every kit to secure the camera and battery to your collar. If you want a more permanant solution you can rivet the camera to the collar with a pop rivet gun.
Choosing a collar: I recommend a good quality leather collar (about £10 from the market).
Fit the collar around your dog's neck and make a note of the hole used for the buckle. Allow for the battery to sit on the inside of the collar. You will want to cut off the excess collar.
Using a small screwdriver or small pointed knife remove the bracket from the camera. Be careful not to lose the screws or washers, you'll need them again in a minute.
The buckle is the heaviest part of the collar and will hang underneath the dog's head. Mount the bracket as near to the buckle as you can.
Pull the zip ties as tight as they'll go on either side of the inside of the bracket. Now re-fix the camera back to the bracket. Notice how I have cut off the metal ring that held the dog tag with a good pair of pliers.The top of the camera has the aerial and the bottom has the power cable.
Face the top of the camera nearest the collar so it'll be the right way up when hanging from the dog's neck.
Now zip tie the battery to the inside of the collar and you might also want to use gaffer tape or electrical tape to wrap around the wires to prevent tangling.
Cut off excess zip tie with snips or a sharp knife. You could also use an old sock to give some more protection. Connect the battery and start rolling, you now have a Dog's eye view of the world that you can sit and watch on your television. See the pictures below for the DogCam in action. Have Fun!