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Mini tripod for 3D printing

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Mini tripod for 3D printing

Helped by the government initiatives promoting 3D printers for STEM in schools I am looking at projects that make full use of their capabilities.

How about a small folding tripod for compact cameras and smart phones?

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The attached model has a conventional 1/4 Whitworth bolt for mounting the camera. You may be thinking "where is the design in this?" Apart from redesigning the components, very few smart phones have a thread mount so challenge students to create an attachment that screws on to hold their smart phone.

The tripod in the photo has benefited from being printed by several of the Creo trainers and Dave White at Clevedon School.  Feedback from these people has been invaluable in improving the model.

PTC Creo models are in the attached Zip file.  If your students create smart phone holders, please share screen grabs and photos in this forum thread..