Digital Camera Mount to leave out in my Workshop to take Videos.
This project uses old curtain rods that were going to go into the trash …
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.
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’ )
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.
Once I knew the Tubing diameters, then designed the parts with SolidWorks.
Added a 3D-Printed Ball to the design to allow for Camera Angle Adjustment.
One needs lots of Camera angle options when making Videos of projects …
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.
Whatever is created in CAD can be 3D-Printed on the AFINIA 3D-Printer …
3D-Printed all the parts using a AFINIA H-480 3D-Printer …
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.
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 )
Photo below shows the finished Workshop Camera/Video Mount …
As mentioned before, I use an older Canon Camera for Time-Lapse Videos …
Problem with my normal Tripod is it traps the bottom hatch from opening.
This 3D-Printed mount sits higher, so I am able to open the bottom hatch for access to the Battery & SD Card.
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.
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.
I have several different areas in the workshop to attach the mount’s tubing.
The Audio Narration on the Video starts about 1 minute into the Video ~ The first minute of the video shows the SolidWorks 3D-Model.
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.
I added the SolidWorks CAD Files & .STL 3D-Printing files to GrabCAD.com
Here are some images of the Lower Tubing Adjustment Clamp Mount …
Great use for those old Aluminum Curtain Rods that were going in the Trash!
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