3D Printed Tripod Camera Mount

3D-Printed Camera Mount for Use on a Smith-Victor RS8 Tripod

3D-Printed Camera Mount for Use on a Smith-Victor RS8 Tripod

This Project is a 3D-Printed Camera Mount for use on a SV-RS8 Light Stand.

~ The 3D-Printing . STL Files can be found at GrabCAD.com  ~

Battery & SD Card Slot in the Bottom of a Canon PowerShot SD1100IS Camera

Battery & SD Card Slot in the Bottom of a Canon PowerShot SD1100IS Camera

I use an older Canon PowerShot SD1100IS to take Time-Lapse Videos of my 3D-Printing projects and wanted to have the ablity to remove/insert the SD Card & Battery without having to remove the Camera from the Tripod.

Using the Old Tripod to Take Photographs of the 3D-Printing Table

Using the Old Tripod to Take Photographs of the 3D-Printing Table

When I use the older Tripod with my small Canon Digital Camera the mount blocks access to the SD Card & Battery on the bottom of the Camera.

The SD Card & Battery are Trapped by the Tripod Mount

The SD Card & Battery are Trapped by the Tripod Mount

Planning on 3D-Printing a modified mount for my old tripod; however, I fixed a Smith-Victor RS8 Aluminum Light Stand for an individual and he has not gotten back to me, so while I have the Tripod decided to make a mount for it …

At $39.95 the SV-RS8 Stand is a Good Price for an 8ft Tripod

At $39.95 the SV-RS8 Stand is a Good Price for an 8ft Tripod

I previously drew the RS8 Stand into SolidWorks, so already had it available for designing a 3D-Printed Tripod mount with access to the SD Card area.

SolidWorks CAD Model for the Smith-Victor RS8 Light Stand

3D-Printed Camera Mount Parts Shown in SolidWorks CAD Software

3D-Printed Camera Mount Parts Shown in SolidWorks CAD Software

Designed the mount to use press-in #6 Nuts & Bolts to hold parts together …

SolidWorks CAD Rendering Showing Different Views of the RS8 Tripod Mount

SolidWorks CAD Rendering Showing Different Views of the RS8 Tripod Mount

When done had a camera mount that can adjust & tighten as needed …

The Finished 3D-Printed Camera Mount on the SV-RS8 Tripod

The Finished 3D-Printed Camera Mount on the SV-RS8 Tripod

The 3D-Printed Camera mount also allows me to open the bottom cover and remove/insert both the SD Card and the Camera’s Battery …

I Can Now Open the Cover for the SD Card & Battery

I Can Now Open the Cover for the SD Card & Battery

Now if the battery gets low and needs charging, or if I wish to pre-view the SD Card images on my computer, I can leave the camera in place …

Can Remove or Install the Battery & SD Card with Camera on Tripod

Can Remove or Install the Battery & SD Card with Camera on Tripod

The mount also works with my SONY camera when recording Hi-Res Video.

Sony Camera for Hi-Res Video Also Fits on the 3D-Printed Camera Mount

Sony Camera for Hi-Res Video Also Fits on the 3D-Printed Camera Mount

The Smith-Victor RS8 Aluminum Light Stand goes up to 8ft tall, but uses much less room on the floor making it easier to work around when filming video …

Easier to Work Around the SV-RS8 Tripod when Recording Video

Easier to Work Around the SV-RS8 Tripod when Recording Video

The 3D-Printed Tripod Camera mount is nothing fancy but works for what I need and the 3D-Printing .STL files can be found on GrabCAD.com

SolidWorks CAD Model for the 3D-Printed Camera Mount

Now the only step left is to order a $40 Smith-Victor RS8 Aluminum Light Stand for myself so I can get this repaired one back to Chris.

Click Here to Review and/or Order the SV-RS8 Online

… CHEERS!!

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