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(moved) Shoulder Rig

by MarcusWolschon, published

(moved) Shoulder Rig by MarcusWolschon Mar 23, 2011

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THIS DESIGN HAS BEEN MOVED TO YOUMAGINE:
youmagine.com/designs/shoulder-rig-old

Reasons:
marcuswolschon.blogspot.de/2014/01/leaving-thingiverse.html

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Due to some bug in Thingiverse I can no longer edit this design, nor open all photos nor delete it.

You can open them in (the free trial that becomes a free XPress -version) of Alibre Design.

ad_asm=assembly (of multiple parts and/or sub-assemblies), ad_prt=part

it's been a long time.. :-D and now I finally got my own printer but I still have the same problem. I measured the holes and they seem to be 16,5mm in the stl and in the actual print they came out 16,4mm which is still way too big to be tighten to the 15mm rods, is there any easy way to adjust the parts? I have no idea how to open AD prt or asm files :-[

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Instructions



A very basic shoulder rig for a camera.
Feel free to design attachments (e.g. follow-focus, handle, connectors for microphones, lights, display, barn doors or recording-devices) and improvements (e.g. an offset rig for DSLRs lacking a turnable display, different shoulder-supports, 3/4" parts instead of 1/4",...)

video:
youtube.com/watch?v=imy2UaUzNeY

project homepage:
sourceforge.net/userapps/mediawiki/marcuswolschon/index.php?title=Projects/Camera/ShoulderRig

photo album:
picasaweb.google.com/Marcus.Wolschon/20110325Bis201105ShulterRigBauen?feat=directlink

discussion:
forums.reprap.org/read.php?88,75536

When the rig is finished, I'll provide exports of all parts into a number of CAD-formats to make it easy to reuse and improve them.

IF YOU HAVE NO ACCESS TO A 3D-PRINTER AND CAN't FINE SOMEONE ELSE TO PRINT THESE FOR YOU, YOU CAN HAVE SHAPEWAYS PRINT THESE FOR YOU:
shapeways.com/shops/marcuswolschon?section=Camera+and+Filming


Assembly:
1: remove both nuts from the Seagull's 1/4" bolt. See the photos if unsure.
2: print 1x MiddlePiece, 2x MiddlePiece_Seagull2, 1x MiddlePiece_Seagull and the camera_plate.
3: attach the quick-release adapter to the camera_plate
4: attach the MiddlePiece_Seagull* to the rods, 2 Seagull2 framing one Seagull
5: attach the camera_plate to the MiddlePieces. Use all bolts. They are needed so the rig does not flex
6: attach the rig to the Seagull using the long 1/4 nut. Go through the center MiddlePiece_Seagull2 and through camera_plate into the quick-release adapter
7: try on the rig and mark a comfortable length for the rods
8: NOW cut the rods to the required length for your body and camera-equipment.
9: print the T-connectors and connect the shorter rods
10: print the 2x EndPiece, try them on, mark the holes on the rods
11: Attach the remaining MiddlePiece behind the arc of the Seagull shoulder-pad
12: drill into the rods and fasten the EndPiece on both ends this way.

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MarcusWolschon on Feb 11, 2014 said:

Due to some bug in Thingiverse I can no longer edit this design, nor open all photos nor delete it.

anacron on Oct 8, 2011 said:

this is awesome! 8-) but I'm having a problem with the 15mm fittings, they are too big and they can not be mounted to the rods, could this be printer calibration problem or something to do with skeinforge settings? :(

MarcusWolschon on Oct 8, 2011 said:

They are supposed to clamp down to 14.x mm using the bolts and work fine here.

Not much I can say. No access to CAD at the moment.

Check the diameter in the STL or Alibre file and compare to your print to test for a printer calibration problem if you suspect one.

danell on Aug 23, 2011 said:

Awesome work! I will build this! One problem only... where can I get a Quick-release that will fit the camera plate?

Thanks! :)

MarcusWolschon on Aug 23, 2011 said:

I included the shop "Calumet" and the part-number "CALK7010" in the parts list.

I don't have part-numbers of this in other shops.

It's an adapter for Manfrotto PL100 quick-release-plates and should be readily avaliable

in all the more expensive photography-shops.

(Probably not in the camera-corners of next door's home-electronics-market but at least online.)

MarcusWolschon on Apr 27, 2011 said:

I updated the seagull-specific parts to have a much tighter fit.

MarcusWolschon on Apr 24, 2011 said:

I added specialized variations of MiddlePiece that, (if you use the Seagull as a shoulder-mount instead of some padding)

make the rig much more rigid by framing the camera attachment part of the seagull.

MarcusWolschon on Apr 23, 2011 said:

I made some photos of a semi-final rig (no follow focus and counter-weight attached at the moment

and one M8 nut missing in transport, thus a bit shaky) on Easterhegg in Hamburg today.

So you can see a physical version of the neatly complete rig.

The audio-remote works great. No issues with mechanical stability at all.

I have some ideas for really small improvements but it's definitely ready to be used.

Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 said:

found this in a camera forum.

Now I need to find someone to print it for me.

TheRuttmeister on Apr 20, 2011 said:

Makerfactory.com

Or Shapeways. But Shapeways is not cheap.

MarcusWolschon on Apr 2, 2011 said:

I designed a simple follow focus for 15mm rigs that works great with this rig and reuses the MiddlePiece.AD_PRT:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

MarcusWolschon on Apr 2, 2011 said:

I also added a counter weight attachment:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

MarcusWolschon on Apr 2, 2011 said:

I removed tha "work in progress" flag and enabled ratings.

The rig is working like a charm and I'm already creating cool accessories for it. :)

Saiman on Mar 24, 2011 said:

Cool! Looks great. Good luck with the printing.

MarcusWolschon on Mar 26, 2011 said:

I attached a photo of the incomplete, printed rack.

Made a lot of small improvements to all parts already.

Particularly the T-connectors had something like 6 versions already.

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