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Mini Tripods

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3D model description

Small printable tripod, the folding legs are designed to print in one piece without supports. This is a challenging print and may be difficult with some printers. There are several mounting options, a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount, a hotshoe mount, and a phone mount (the phone mount works best with phones that have a centered audio jack since there's nothing that prevents it from rotating). The ball part of the ballhead is threaded, so try to get the threads aligned before screwing it on to avoid stripping the threads.

Warning: Using the audio jack as a tripod mount may damage your phone.

Parts List:
* 1/4-20 x 3/8 Hex Bolt [ebay]* - for attaching the ball head to the tripod legs and for the 1/4-20 mount (for attaching the ballhead, longer bolts can work).
* M4 x 50mm Hex Bolt [ebay]* - for the ballhead clamp
* M4 Nut [trimcraftaviationrc] - for the knob
* audio plug [ebay]* - phone mount only

The link to the bolt are for quantities of 100/50 (which is what I ordered), If you only need a few, Bolt Depot may be a good option.

-- RigidBot
-- Eustathios

Filaments: (full list can be found on
-- Hatchbox Transparent Yellow ABS
-- eSun Transparent Yellow PETG
-- Sainsmart Transparent Orange TPU
-- NinjaFlex Lava TPE
-- 3D Solutech Transparent Orange ABS
-- 3D Solutech Transparent Blue ABS
-- 3D Supply Source Transparent Blue PETG
-- Sainsmart Transparent Blue TPU
-- NinjaFlex Blue TPE

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3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STEP and STL Folder details Close
    • 14-20_Ballhead_v1-0.STEP
    • Ballhead_v1-0_Ball.STL
    • Ballhead_v1-0_FlashHat.STL
    • Ballhead_v1-0_Knob.STL
    • Ballhead_v1-0_PhoneHat.STL
    • Ballhead_v1-0_ScrewHat.STL
    • Flash_Ballhead_v1-0.STEP
    • Mini_Tripod_Legs_v1-4M.STEP
    • Mini_Tripod_Legs_v1-4M.STL
    • Mini_Tripod_Legs_v1-4S.STEP
    • Mini_Tripod_Legs_v1-4S.STL
    • Phone_Ballhead_v1-0.STEP

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  • Publication date: 2019-09-20 at 17:08
    Published to Thingiverse on: 2015-12-07 at 14:31





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