Workshop Video Camera Mount

Video Camera Mount for Workshop

Video Camera Mount for Workshop

Digital Camera Mount to leave out in my Workshop to take Videos.

Upper and Lower 3D-Printed Parts with the Old Aluminum Curtain Rods

Upper and Lower 3D-Printed Parts with the Old Aluminum Curtain Rods

This project uses old curtain rods that were going to go into the trash …

SolidWorks CAD Concept for the Camera Mount for Workshop Videos

SolidWorks CAD Concept for the Camera Mount for Workshop Videos

Decided to 3D-Print a Camera Mount I could leave out in the Workshop all the time so it would be available if my Tripod was being used on an inside project.

Canon Digital Camera on the 3D-Printed Workshop Tubing Mount

Canon Digital Camera on the 3D-Printed Workshop Tubing Mount

I like the ablity to take digital photos & videos of my projects while they are on the Workshop tables to show the process of fabricating items.

( Example Fabrication Photo from Post:  ‘Shortening My Pallet Jack’ )

Worktable View of Finished welding sides supports & side edges

View of Welding Set-Up for Sides Supports & Edges

Found some old Aluminum Curtain Rods and used them as part of the design to Create a 3D-Printed workshop mount for my Canon Digital Camera.

Thin Aluminum Tubing found in the Metal Scrap Bin

Thin Aluminum Tubing found in the Metal Scrap Bin

Once I knew the Tubing diameters, then designed the parts with SolidWorks.

3D-Printed Camera Angle Adjustment Ball

3D-Printed Camera Angle Adjustment Ball

Added a 3D-Printed Ball to the design to allow for Camera Angle Adjustment.

Camera Adjusts However Needed to Create the Best Video View

Camera Adjusts However Needed to Create the Best Video View

One needs lots of Camera angle options when making Videos of projects …

Hollow Shell Area for 3D Printed Angle Adjustment Ball in the Mount

Hollow Shell Area for 3D Printed Angle Adjustment Ball in the Mount

Once the Camera angle is adjusted using the inner 3D-Printed Ball; then, the outer shell is tightened using a 3D-Printed Knob, Nut & Bolt to lock it in place.

Transparent View Showing How the Ball is Held in Place with Hex Bolt

Transparent View Showing How the Ball is Held in Place with Hex Bolt

Whatever is created in CAD can be 3D-Printed on the AFINIA 3D-Printer …

Camera Mount Part Shown in AFINIA's 3D Printing Software

Camera Mount Part Shown in AFINIA’s 3D Printing Software

3D-Printed all the parts using a AFINIA H-480 3D-Printer …

AFINIA 3D-Printer making the Camera Mount Knobs

AFINIA 3D-Printer making the Camera Mount Knobs

I 3D-Printed Hex shaped holes, and for added strength, used 1/4″-20 bolts/nuts & No.6 Machine Screws for this Camera Mount project.

Nuts & Bolts Used to Tighten the 3D-Printed Knobs

Nuts & Bolts Used to Tighten the 3D-Printed Knobs

SolidWorks CAD Software provides the ablity to create Photo-Realistic Renderings, which help designers see what items will look like prior to fabrication.

( Click on the Image Below to see a Larger View of the CAD Rendering )

SolidWorks CAD Rendering of Digital Camera Mount

SolidWorks CAD Rendering of Digital Camera Mount

Photo below shows the finished Workshop Camera/Video Mount …

Canon Digital Camera on the Workshop 3D-Printed Mount

Canon Digital Camera on the Workshop 3D-Printed Mount

As mentioned before, I use an older Canon Camera for Time-Lapse Videos …

Canon PowerShot SD1100IS Camera

Canon PowerShot SD1100IS Camera

Problem with my normal Tripod is it traps the bottom hatch from opening.

Opening the Camera's Bottom Hatch for Battery & SD Card

Opening the Camera’s Bottom Hatch for Battery & SD Card

This 3D-Printed mount sits higher, so I am able to open the bottom hatch for access to the Battery & SD Card.

Removing the SD Card While the Camera in on the Mount

Removing the SD Card While the Camera in on the Mount

Access to the SD Card without removing the camera from the mount keeps everything in position if I wish to remove the SD Card and review videos on my computer.

Removing Battery While Camera in on the Mount

Removing Battery While Camera in on the Mount

When taking Time-Lapse Videos over many days I don’t want the camera to move but I might have to take out the battery to charge it.

Putting the SD Card into the Canon Digital Camera on Mount

Putting the SD Card into the Canon Digital Camera on Mount

I have several different areas in the workshop to attach the mount’s tubing.

Click Here for View YouTube Video of Camera Mount

Click Photo to See Video of the 3D-Printed Mount

Click Photo to See Video of the 3D-Printed Mount

The Audio Narration on the Video starts about 1 minute into the Video ~ The first minute of the video shows the SolidWorks 3D-Model.

Nuts & Bolts Fit into Hex Shape Holes for Tightening the Parts

Nuts & Bolts Fit into Hex Shape Holes for Tightening the Parts

 

Once Angle is Set I Don't Have to Move it to Re-Charge Battery

Once Angle is Set I Don’t Have to Move it to Re-Charge Battery

SolidWorks makes it easy to make these parts and convert them into 3D printing .STL files and quickly 3D print on the AFINIA H-480 3D-Printer.

SolidWorks CAD Concept Model of the 3D-Printed Mount

SolidWorks CAD Concept Model of the 3D-Printed Mount

I added the SolidWorks CAD Files & .STL 3D-Printing files to GrabCAD.com

Click Here to View and/or Download the .STL Files on GrabCAD

SolidWorks Files and .STL Files for 3D-Printing are on GrabCAD.com

SolidWorks Files and .STL Files for 3D-Printing are on GrabCAD.com

Upper and Lower 3D-Printed Tubing Mount Items

Upper and Lower 3D-Printed Tubing Mount Items

Here are some images of the Lower Tubing Adjustment Clamp Mount …

Lower 3D-Printed Clamp Mount to Adjust the Thin Tubing Up & Down

Lower 3D-Printed Clamp Mount to Adjust the Thin Tubing Up & Down

Great use for those old Aluminum Curtain Rods that were going in the Trash!

… CHEERS!!!

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