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Tripod mono foot or spreader.

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3D model description

Tripod foot for Manfrotto, Vinten or Sachtler tripods with dual spiked feet.
The part requires bungee cord* or flexible clip (included STL, printed in flexible plastic - eg TPU), though even a few strong elastic bands will do the trick..)
The foot is designed to support the tripod with a 50mm M6 bolt (which goes through either the ball or cylinder support).
In addition, prints include cut outs to enable fitting of bars to make a full 3 leg spreader.
* includes ferrules to glue to the ends of 5 or 6mm cord, but in practice I found simply making a loop using the proper crimp clips for cord was best -search eBay/google: "(bungee, shock) (sleeve, ferrule, crimp)".
In the photo, I used 6mm bungee cord cut to 150mm (6"), mark with a pen and bend @ 115mm (4½"), plus 25 to 30mm of 0.2 wire for the crimp, and then covered the ends with shrink wrap to tidy them up!
If you make a spreader: the holes/nut cage in the print are for 10 or 12mm M5 countersunk bolts (spaced 25mm apart). Use 2x12mm aluminium bar for the spreader arms.


3D printing settings

FDM: print the foot with the base on the print bed, with support. Print the ball (with support) or cylinder (without support) with the hole vertical.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Sachtl ball_10-6.1.stl
    • ball_17-6.1.stl
    • bungeeFerule (v1).stl
    • bungeeFeruleB (v1).stl
    • bungeeTPU(v1).stl
    • gripper(v1).stl
    • tripod-foot(v2).stl
    • tripod-foot(v3).stl

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  • Last update: 2018/04/22 at 20:56
  • Publication date: 2018/04/21 at 16:40

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v3 has a slightly smaller 'foot-print' and will allow some tripods to be folded up with the mono-foot(s) attached.


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