GoPro customizable mounts, and a library to expand
by MoonCactus, published
Of course you'll get the basic 2- and 3-arm mounts (to build upon), but it also features useful extensions such as handlebar / seat post / threaded rod mounts and options. Check the pictures and the customizer!
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All good my man...I am getting pretty proficient with Sketchup. After I imported the 45 and 90 degree rods using the .STL free STL extension available for Sketchup (which allows importing and exporting of .STL formats into and out of Sketchup).
The rods I opened in Sketchup will need tweaking to get them back to manifold as some of the face surface area triangles are "missing" and the holes need cleaned up again. I will run it through my NetFabb program that I use to clean up my designs as well as others prior to printing IF my Slic3r claims they are not manifold.
I was intending on placing one of these rods on the front foot model I designed for my Ordbot so that I may record prints now and again with my GoPro mounted securely.
I will run it through NetFabb and see what happens. I will post my findings after :)
Sorry I really don't know Sketchup. Do you mean that the parts are hollow or that they are broken in places? Actually I did not even know it could import STL, may be you have some options. You can also try tu run it through cloud.netfabb.com service in case the STL are not well defined (though I never got issues with the slicers).
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One of the attached images explains most of the settings. The current options are:
- the regular "double arm" connector
- the regular "triple arm" connector, with the optional locking nut
- an optional "extruded" extension arm in between the two ends
- a generic clamp for bars and handlebars
- a generic orentable mount for any threaded rod, with optional captive nut
The latter can be given an angle. If it is 80-90Â° then the rod can be made through the mount, and you can add a "third" leg to your mount (eg in the middle of the threaded rod to make it both sturdy and stable for long rods for example, see the pics). You could even build a motorized pan/slider out of this.
I will probably add extensions with time so following this object is the way to go if you need to know when. Feel free to ask for some more, so I can include them here. Planned are regular camera screw mount and flash mount.
The naked 2- and 3-arm mounts are useful to protect your existing bits while they are not used. Just mount them so you can leave a screwed bolt without either losing the nut nor breaking an arm as I did more than once.
I tried to fine-tune the gopro 2- and 3-arm mounts as some other designs were a bit fuzzy on this. Still, you can fine tune the values if you really want or need it in the last tab of the customizer.
Programmers will find more comments & usage in the source code
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