Compact Camera Tripod - foldable

by Kernel770, published

Compact Camera Tripod - foldable by Kernel770 Apr 2, 2016

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Inventor pen and paper ;)

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Since I haven't found a compact tripod here on Thingiverse, I've decided to design one.
It's very compact but also rigid, it can support a DSLR camera with ease.

Check out the mobile phone mount I made for this tripod: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2221802

No matter if you are at home or outdoors, this tripod is very handy and folds into a very small package. Plus, there are only four files for you to print and very few other components you'll need.

Have fun!!

Print Settings

Printer Brand:



Pro Mendel






0.5 mm Nozzle - 0.3 mm Layer height


as you like


Nuts and bolts

2x self-locking nuts M5
3x washers M5
1x wingnut M5
2x bolts M5 - 16 mm long
1x bolt M5 - 60 mm long
1x 1/4-20 UNC bolt for the camera (or a bolt off another tripod)

How I Designed This

For me, it was important that the parts come ready-to-use out of the printer - so there is a little chamfer everywhere to make them have a pleasant feel in your hands.

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Can you design special nuts and bolts for this tripod?? That would be even more convenient! Great design!

Hi! What do you mean exactly?

kind regards

He meant that instead of buying metal bolts and nuts that you should design some

love the design and variety of pictures

This Tripod works great. Thanks for the design.

I liked it so much I made a YouTube video of me making it. I Hope you don't mind. https://youtu.be/y7pHGeA-6W8

Hi! No I don't mind at all - thank you for sharing your video!

kind regards,

what scale do i print this at

Hi, this print is in mm and should not need any scaling.

kind regards,

what type of screws did you use to put it together, and where would you get them?

Hi, please have a look at the thing details, there you will find what hardware you need. I suggest at a hardware store? ;)

kind regards,

I made one, very nice. Simplify3D Medium setting no raft .2 layers , robo3D r1+

Which software did you use? Great work! I liked the chamfered edges...

Question: If you use that camera to record prints, how long can you record on say a 32gb. Do you record your prints?

Hi, this type of camera is photos only.

kind regards,

Edit: No I don't record my prints.

$2.37 in parts, 13 meters of plastic at 20% infill. Works great!

Printing it right this second! Didn't have time to design my own for my trip to Europe, but i was soo happy when i found yours! It will sure be very handy!

Looking forward to printing this for our lab! I will post results once it's done. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this!