Universal Camera/Phone Stand
by dsc68, published
I recently saw a design for a polyhedron stand that allowed you to position your GoPro camera in any of 20 different fixed orientations without needing a full tripod. There are a couple of similar designs here and here on Thingiverse. Whilst they are interesting designs, I couldn't help thinking it was a bit of a complex solution for such a simple problem.
My solution is a very basic design which provides maximum flexibility with these features:
- customisable to suit any camera or phone
- 20 roll positions in landscape and portrait through a full 360deg at 11.25deg steps
- 20 pitch positions in portrait through a full 360deg at 11.25deg steps
- up to 6 pitch positions in landscape though +/-45deg at 11.25deg steps (balancing can be difficult in this orientation)
The mounting positions are slightly offset to accommodate an off-centre centre of gravity in the camera. If you have trouble balancing your camera in any position, try turning it around 180deg.
Update: A few people have asked for a GoPro case version of the stand.
I have also added a larger version that is suitable for larger DSLR and video cameras, or any camera that isn't square but has a tripod mount
Printer Brand: MakerBot
Printer: MakerBot Replicator
Rafts: Doesn't Matter
Notes:Orientate the model so that a side is on the print bed. This will give maximum strength to the mounting lugs. Supports are necessary for the top mounting lugs. Be aware that the top mounting lugs may still droop a bit and need trimming before your camera or phone will fit properly.
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