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Print in place articulated timelapse cam mount - Sorry For blurry Image...  - 3d model
Print in place articulated timelapse cam mount 3d model
Print in place articulated timelapse cam mount 3d model
19 Likes69 DownloadsOctober 7, 2021


This is a Functional, printed in place articulated timelapse cam mount that I designed a while ago. Looking out for a cool camera mount design? Ran out of Fasteners? Have a look at my design! Generally, I use my 3D printer for prototyping and academic purpose but the biggest problem for me was exactly what exactly to print which is more practically functional than normal prototypes I print. Sharing the story behind this design which was made out of necessity. On a rainy day, I received a camera that I was supposed to use for a timelapse of a 3d print. Later I realised that I need a mount that would connect the camera to the print bed. I searched on the internet for a mount design but most of them required fasteners for the assembly which were unavailable at that time, few mounts were not providing desired articulation...so I decided to design my own! I used Fusion 360 for the part design. Initially, I designed a simple articulated 3 member part with 2 hinges which worked fine for few minutes. Later I realized that the mount started to sag due to vibrations from the print bed. I felt a need for some kind of locking mechanism for the hinges. Currently, I am working on a print in place compliant mechanism for my academic project, so one of the mechanism which I remembered while I was researching for the project was a bistable compliant switch. I took a reference from that mechanism and made my version of a bistable locking mechanism and Incorporated the same in this design. The bistable locking mechanism not only prints in place but also looks cool on a rather boring boxy camera mount for a normal person. I printed this design on my Ender-3 and chamfers were given on the lower edges of the mount to avoid elephant's foot. A gap of 0.75 mm between moving parts was maintained to avoid welding. I printed this part with PLA with 0.25mm layer height at 70mm/sec print speed and supports were turned on. Make sure that the locking mechanism must be on the top while printing. Happy 3d-Printing!


19 Likes69 DownloadsOctober 7, 2021




19 Likes69 DownloadsOctober 7, 2021