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A useful 3D-printed tripod (screw reqd)

by cmceezee, published

A useful 3D-printed tripod (screw reqd) by cmceezee Oct 29, 2012

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Okay, so you own a camera and you want to take a steady video, a timelapse or a group photo, here's a quick 3D printable tripod!

Also Daid has made a slick, really minimalistic 3D-printed Tripod. Check it out here: thingiverse.com/thing:24253

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cool thing but i need screw (that black thing o pic)

Hey Daid, I tried printing the threads on my Replicator and didn't have success!!  What printer do you use to print working threads?

Definitely upload it when you have it finished!!  I considered using pencils / pens.  And you're right about the pencils eraser down because slippage is a problem.  

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Instructions

Destructions:
Here's what you'll need in addition to 3D printed parts:

1) 1x 1/4-20x1.0" socket head cap screw.
2) 1x 1/4-20 tap drill (or you can muscle a screw in there maybe).
3) Optional: Download and print the BuddyGripper3D thingiverse.com/thing:35617

Don't want to look for these things? Order a BuddyGripper Tripod Production Kit here: buddygripper.com/product/tripod-3d-kit/

Next, download and print the referenced STL files in the quantities mentioned in the file name.

Then snap everything into place, thread the hole for the 1/4-20 screw in the ballPivot and you're ready to go. This design was inspired by another tripod I saw selling for 13 Euros in Spain. So ridiculous that price.

Let me know what you think!

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janeoa on Mar 22, 2014 said:

cool thing but i need screw (that black thing o pic)

BenJackson on Nov 27, 2012 said:

I designed something like this (not quite to completion) which used the same pivot idea but instead of fixed legs had holes to accept pencils (rubber feet down) as the legs.

cmceezee on Nov 28, 2012 said:

Definitely upload it when you have it finished!!  I considered using pencils / pens.  And you're right about the pencils eraser down because slippage is a problem.  

baldengineer on Nov 23, 2012 said:

What is the suction cup piece you used for your ipod?

MAF on Oct 30, 2012 said:

Really, really nice! i like it. Thanks for sharing Chris!

Daid on Oct 29, 2012 said:

Nice design. Note that you could also print the screw if your printer is up to it. I did it for my own mini-tripod: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

cmceezee on Oct 30, 2012 said:

Cool man!!  I'm gonna try and print the threads.  Did you design the thread manually using a "coil" feature or something?  Or was it a screw thread library in your 3D CAD software?  Can you recommend a screw thread design tutorial? 

Arvin on Oct 29, 2012 said:

I can't use the 04-tripod3D-ballPivot-1x.gcode file. Would you upload the stl file?

cmceezee on Oct 30, 2012 said:

Hey Arvin, sorry about that, I uploaded the *.gcode file.  Now you should be all set with the STL!  Let me know how it goes!!

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