This is an alternative arm for the excellent camera case designed by parkis. I wanted something to mount in an enclosure I have planned and didn’t need the rotation of a ball mount which is used in other designs. Until the enclosure is finished it is mounted on a block of wood as seen in the first pictire otherwise, with 2 Arm pieces (plus the Cam_Arm), it would fall over.
There are 3 files
1 – The file called Camera_Mount. This has centre marks to aid placing of two mounting screws in positions which allow maximum rotation. The slots will take M4 screws or equivalent,
2 – The file called Cam_Arm. One of these is needed to mount the camera.
3 – The file called Arm. As many of these as you need (if they are needed at all) to put the camera in the correct position.
So a minimum of one Cam_Arm and one Camera_Mount is needed. The Arm is only needed to extend the reach if required. The picture with the junior hacksaw is showing how I cleaned out the slots. It just needs to be passed through a few times without any real pressure. It took me a little time to work out how to clean up the slots to allow easy threading of the flat cable!
The bolts for each joint are M3 x 35mm. Those and the thumb nuts plus washers were easily obtained on eBay. I used stainless steel ones and they were available at a very reasonable price. There are plenty of designs for printed thumb nuts around, including the design from parkis, but they still need a nut so I decided to go with the steel ones.