Collapsible Mini Tripod

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Collapsible Mini Tripod by sketchpunk Apr 15, 2015


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Arkon makes this pretty cool looking mini tripod. Normally they're pretty cheap for 20 bucks but recently I was flabbergasted to see it on amazon for over 80 bucks. Was curious if anything like it existed on thingieverse... sadly no... until now. So I tried my best to replicate the functionality of the tripod while adding alittle of my own flair to it for fun. Its an interesting little thing to have around. I might at some point make a bigger version of it it since this turned out pretty well.


  1. One 6-32 1/2 flat head screw and nut.
  2. Two 6-32 1 1/2 inch round head screw and nut.
  3. One 1/4- 3/4 Bolt

FreeCAD Sources included.


A few parts need to be printed with supports.

  1. Tripod Arm Conn
  2. Tripod Nob

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1 1/2 inch is too short. You will need at least 1 5/8" to grab the captive nut in the nobs.

Be advised that there are two different parts called "tripod_nob.stl" and, if you download the zip, you'll only get one of them!

If you want the complete set of .stl parts files, you must separately download the first "tripod_nob.stl" file (549kb) from the list of linked .stl files.

would be best to change the length of "Two 6-32 1 1/2 inch round head screw" to 2 inch, or there will not be space for the tripod nob used for adjusting tension to be install

Do i just need to print each piece out once?