Universal iPhone camera mount

by marinosdrake, published

Universal iPhone camera mount by marinosdrake Aug 27, 2012

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Camera mount for all your iphone camera mounting needs!

Universal iPhone camera mount for attaching your iPhone to anything you want to film! Designed for filming timelapse videos of 3d prints or anything you want! Adjustable arms to allow you to film from a number of angles, should attach to most printers or just about anything, here's an example using the camera mount printing thing:12105:



  1. Print all parts listed:(version printed uses .25mm layer height, 3 perimeters, 3 solid layers and 10% hexagonal infill, printed on ultimaker)

    Arm 1 x1
    Arm 2 x 1
    Arm Swivel x1
    Clamp x1
    Foot x1
    iphone1 x1
    M8 cap x2
    Cap x4 (could use M4 fly nuts instead)

  2. Assemble as pictured (refer to exploded view). You will need:
    M8 tap (tap x2 holes in the part "clamp")
    35mm M4 bolt & nuts x4
    40-50mm M8 bolt x2

  3. Get a time-lapse app from the app store, paid ones tend to be better
    then get filming!

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I have an lg x power which is slightly larger than an iphone 6s. will it still work?

Just printed and assembled this and i'm having trouble with getting the joints solid. seems like i cannot get the nut tight enough and the joint is always slipping!

Unfortunately, i'm not good enough in solidworks to do a remix but a good one will begetting the joint surfaces jagged to provide extra grip!

Otherwise, very nice design

Nice! It would also be cool to have an adapter we could attach to the moving print bed or to the nozzle, for some interesting views on the printing process.

Hey guys new version up shortly stay tuned

I used an extra arm-swivel on the iPhone side, otherwise I couldn't turn the iPhone quite the way I wanted. The hole in the iPhone clamp is more M3 than M4, I had to drill that out; and the space for the hex-bolthead is too small. The fit of the iPhone itself on the other hand is a bit too loose, if you're not careful, the iPhone will slide out if the clamp is not level.

You need 1 M4 nut and 1 M4 bolt
2 M5 nuts and 2 M5 bolts
and two M8 bolts

you only drew one of the holes to fit the M4 nuts, the rest are M5

Strange, did you scale the design? The holes are definitely M4, not M5.

Oh, what did you design this in? This is a really nice design and I'm sure people will want to make derivatives for various purposes - if you uploaded IGES or STEP files it would be way easier to edit than STLs! Also, I include source files even though I use Solidworks and not many people do. They still get downloaded in that format pretty often, so do seem to benefit from source files even if the source program isn't that common.

yeah all done in solid works, ill upload the assembly and part files and some other file types for others to edit, definitely could benefit from a range of derivatives being designed!

Did you manage to upload the solidworks files? I don't see them on the downloads list.  Thanks

Beautiful! I'll have to make an adapter for other phones.

fucking brilliant! no more shaky handcams

What app is that for the time laps and do you recommend it?

using TimeLapse currently and have also had decent results with Time-Lapse (free not as good at focusing) and iMotion HD (havent used this much but looks ok!)