Camera Mount for MendelMax

by TheMakersWorkbench, published

Camera Mount for MendelMax by TheMakersWorkbench Feb 21, 2013

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I had issues with my mini tripod and LifeCam Studio when recording or streaming prints. So I designed a mount that held the camera at the popper height, and synced the printer's vibrations with the camera. The result was a much more steady video of the print and I did not have to worry about the webcam and tripod "walking" from the viberations

I use a binder clip to hold my LifeCam Studio onto the mount but I left enough room that a 1/4" hole could be drilled for a 1/4"-20 bolt that will allow almost any camera with a tripod mounting hole to be affixed.

I have also included the .skp file if anyone wants to modify this.


Fits any Lulzbot AO-100 and AO-101 as well MendelMax derivatives that use 20mm extrusions with a base that has an gap of 30mm between the bottom rails.

  1. Print out model **
  2. Clip onto base

*You will need to print out some feet to raise up your printer as the clip slightly raises the front of the printer.

** You will need a minimum bed of 200mm x 200mm x 30mm to print this object.

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Any idea how easy it would be to connect a GoPro Hero 2?

You could print this out, drill a hole and mount it to the Mendel Max camera mount, or you could design the GP mount into the MM mount. Maybe I can try this over the next few days. Here is the mount I mentioned. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:63134http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

GoPro tripod mount (for Replicator)
by eliotg

Or potentially check on the progress of the print from a "remote" location/room.

jeej now we get to see more beutiful 3d pictures and video! applause!!!