Mini Tripod w/Printable Legs
by PacificBlue, published
It doesn't tilt but it's perfect for setting a small security camera on a window sill, or if you're a digital camera buff you can print a bunch of these to display your collection on your bookshelf. Uhm, anyone up for some Bullet TimeÂ®?
Here's Daid's Tiny Tripod: thingiverse.com/thing:24253
Recent Commentsview all
If the tripod screw bottoms out in your camera (some are very shallow) you'll have to tweak Daid's OpenSCAD file to shorten it. Printing 1/4-20 screws is a real challenge in ABS/PLA. The OpenSCAD math & your printer calibrations are somewhat critical. Print slowly with cooling for minimum distortion & maximum strength.
I printed it using PLA on the Replicator 2 and the screw broke off in the camera while attempting to screw it in. :S
1. I printed 2 heads to increase cooling time for the screw.
2. I printed legs and heads in two different sessions because I intended to print heads very slowly (10mm/s) and high resolution (0.15mm layer height). The legs are printed at 30mm/s and 0.30mm.
ReprapPro Huxley with standard 0.5 mm nozzle.
Liked Byview all
Give a Shout Out
The legs are square w/rounded posts flat on one side to make them easier to print. All three print at once at normal to high speed. Insert rounded side facing longest surface inside tripod base. Dab with SuperGlue first if you want more rigidity.
You only need the STL files to print everything, but I posted the OpenSCAD file from Daid with my numbers plugged-in just in case you want to play with it.
If you print a bunch of these for your camera collection, please click MADE ONE! and post a picture, I'd love to see that.
Bullet TimeÂ® is a registered trademark of Warner Bros. Photo of Bullet TimeÂ® setup for The Matrix, copyright Warner Bros.
You must be logged in to post a comment.