Tripod head v2

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Tripod head v2 by Rukey Oct 12, 2012
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This tripod head version 2. Small and smoothed.


head1_fixed.stl -1
head2_fixed.stl -3
head3_fixed.stl -1
head4_v5_fixed.stl -1 (made stronger) update
head5_fixed.stl -2
head6_v5_fixed.stl -1 (made stronger) update
head7_fixed.stl -1
head_7_3_fixed.stl -2 (compact)
Use bolt M5x80, M5x40, washer and nut M5.

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So for the life of me, I don't get how the handle works. if I use a countersink M5 screw like is done everywhere else on this, there's nothing to keep the handle from spinning instead of turning the screw inside of it. Am I missing something?

Tighten the screws in the handle nut. If you lay the washer (see closely at the photos), friction will be enough to keep the propeller from turning. It can be a little smear it with glue, prior to assembly of the handle.

I really like this design. I'm curious what tripod are you attaching it to though?

by Rukey

Really need bolts M5x50 or M5x55!!!!

Can you post the head1.stl file where the clamp is opposing the mounting point so the two lower knobs do not interfere with the upper knob? Your picture, head1.stl is different than what came off the printer. Great design otherwise tho but not useful unless that part gets fixed

Beautiful peace of engineering!!!

Thanks, pulling head1 out of scad file.
Most usable practical thing on Thingiverse.

Can you post the stl file for head1 like in the photos? This head1 is 90 degrees between the handle and the mount that head4 attaches to causing the handle of the camera mount to interfere with the head1 handle. In the photos head1 is 180 degrees between the handle and head4 mount.

Oh I which This had been done a month ago, ihad to make one myself but it looks poor in the design.
Yours looks GREAT!
Wish now you would design the feet with aluminium tubing :)

No. This version is smaller. The first version of stronger, but version 2 is prettier and less weight.

aw man! I mean, great, but I was just trying to get head6 printed on v1. 

are any of the v2 parts the same as v1?