DJI Osmo 4K stabilised camera - iPad Mini mounting brackets

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DJI Osmo 4K stabilised camera - iPad Mini mounting brackets by Lofty_Visions Dec 2, 2016


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I was getting fed up of my Osmo chewing through my phone battery leaving me with no communication on shoots. Therefore, I decided to design these mounting brackets so I could make use of the longer lasting iPad battery and get a better screen in the process. The iPad doesn't weigh the camera down too much.

These brackets have slots for the existing phone mounts to click into, then the spring-loaded arm can extend to allow the brackets to clip around the corners of the iPad Mini. As long as your spring isn't worn, your iPad will be locked in place nice and tight.

I've printed this in just about every material you can think of, including PolyFlex, PolyWood, PolyMax, CF Bronzefill and many different PLAs, but found ProtoPasta Matte Fiber HTPLA my favorite for finish, weight and strength. PolyWood comes out awesome if you sand it and a combo of any colour with a layer of Matte Fiber on top looks wicked if you can remember to swap the filament on the layer where the DJI logo sides start to print.

In the end I kinda stuck with 0.2mm, 3 shells, 3 top and 3 bottom layers, 30% infill and printed with DJI logo facing up with supports enabled. This way the iPad covers any rough spots from the support and it allows you to do the two-tone thing with the logo (see pics)

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Hi, and thanks! Where can I find the mount? I am not sure how to find them.

Does this fit look good with the ipad 4 mini? 7.9 hinch

Haven't tried it but I can't see why it wouldn't fit

Hello Lofty_Visions,

Would you be so kind to send me the editable version of the file, because I try to make a larger version for my Ipad air 2. Thank you in advance.

Hi, it was made in Tinkercad so the only file export options I have are STL and OBJ.

Hello, thank you! I will change the dimension to use with my iPad air 2. Can you help me? How much do i need to increase the length?

Hi, I haven't tried it with a full sized iPad as I don't think the spring on the phone mount would extend far enough to accommodate one. Also the extra weight would make the whole rig very lop-sided

Yes, it will. But the iPad air isn't so heavy. Look, there is one: https://www.etsy.com/pt/listing/384683800/dji-osmo-universal-tablet-adapter-large?ref=related-2

I measured the length of these arms and is something about 90mm. I will make one and try.

Hi, where you able to make one for the ipad air? Thanks

No, i don't because iPad is very big. Its not easy to handle.

ohhh thanks is just that I need to find an adaptor for it

I've not got one to try but looking forward to seeing yours