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LiftPod - Multipurpose Foldable Stand

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3D model description

This is a multipurpose stand to mount cameras, phones, Nintendo Switch, or tablets.
It's more stable and reliable than single arm solution.
The clamp is compatible with Arca-Swiss style camera tripod plate.
It's fully printed.
Assembly video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnSc7jnhCS0
If you prefer the 4-fold set, the easy lock edition is a better choice: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/liftpod-easy-lock-edition

Download object holders such as camera plate, tablet holders from here: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/object-holders-for-liftpod
Download the phone clamp from here: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/modular-mounting-system
Download the vice clamp from here: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/machine-vise-with-m5-mount-nuts
Download the parts for optional metal M5x25 bolts and nuts: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/parts-for-metal-m5-bolt-for-liftpod

There are several options of printing the washers for optimised folding experience.
Standard is friction washer printed with hard filament.
It can also be printed with flexible filament for more friction and better durability.
If you are using it for heavy camera or extra long arms, try the locking washer which has teeth to prevent falling, especially for the base joints. The teeth allow 22.5 degree rotation segments.

All objects are orientated properly. The bolts are printed horizontally.
Tighten the knobs carefully. TWO knobs are necessary for each bolt to lock properly. It's important that the two knobs are tight between each other. And the compression between the knob and arm is less.
Only one knob is needed to use with locking washer.
Print "Base feet" with flexible material for friction.
The "x12" in file name means 12 copies to be printed.

Print settings:
0.2mm layer height
No support
4 Wall lines
At least 35% infill

UPDATE HISTORY
2020-10-30 - Clamp Frame v2 update: tray made slightly shallower so objects stay still when unclamping.
2020-10-19 - Clamp bolt v2 update. Solved problem of stripping. Bolt and bar updated. Removed unnecessary chamfer which might cause the hex to strip within the socket and added more touching edges.
2020-10-08 - Added extension arm for more folds. Adjusted locking teeth orientation to remove confusion. New knob for locking washer. Made teeth groove on arms slightly deeper.

*Make sure to setup the folding strength to a sufficient level. Use locking washer if necessary. I'm not responsible for potential damage to your devices.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: ZIP Folder details Close
    • 2-Fold Set.zip
    • Additional 4-Fold Set Parts.zip

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  • Last update: 2020/11/08 at 01:27
  • Publication date: 2020/10/05 at 00:52

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4 comments

Thank you so much!

Hello,
Great designs! Congratz.
Quick question, where can I find the white part that connects the phone holder to the Clamp Frame?

Thanks.

Good job dude


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