OT: Pi tripod case

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Tue Jun 7 23:15:44 CEST 2016


Ideas abound!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1592706


On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 5:04 PM, Dar Scott <dsc at swcp.com> wrote:

> TinkerCAD even has a thread generator.  It might be able to do the 1/4-20
> UNC for the tripod.  I'm not sure how strong the threads will be.
>
> You might want to consider laser milling a modified case design that is
> available to make room for mounting and gluing on a nut.  You can etch the
> surface around the hole to help with gluing and maybe
> to control it.
>
>
> > On Jun 7, 2016, at 2:44 PM, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > TinkerCAD is a great & free online easy peazy 3D design program.
> >
> > I made this in about 30 minutes (with no instructions), and printed it on
> > my 3D printer.
> >
> > https://tinkercad.com/things/blam4ODyd9t
> >
> > ~Roger
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 4:36 PM, Rick Harrison <harrison at all-auctions.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Mike,
> >>
> >> You might try:
> >>
> >> http://www.shapeways.com <http://www.shapeways.com/>
> >>
> >> You can design whatever you want, and they
> >> will 3D print it for you and ship it to you!
> >>
> >> Good luck!
> >>
> >> Rick
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Jun 7, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I'm looking for a decent pi camera case with a tripod adapter on the
> >> bottom
> >>> (so that pictures are correct orientation without worrying about
> rotating
> >>> them)  Since most cases are set up so that correct rotation is attained
> >>> with the usb cables poking out the bottom, the case would have to use
> an
> >>> offset adapter of some type for my wifi dongle to poke out the bottom.
> >>> (cabled dongle, so there is some flexibility (no pun intended) as far
> as
> >>> clearance goes)
> >>>
> >>> I have a project pretty much done (with lc server/picam on the pi being
> >>> remote controlled long distance by an lc application grabbing
> snapshots)
> >>> but having a more functional casing option will make a huge difference
> in
> >>> the final product.  A custom print with a hole to cement in the right
> >> size
> >>> nut, or with a threaded hole would be fine, but chances that I'll ever
> >> own
> >>> a 3d printer is slimmer than none.  Plus my fabrication skills for this
> >>> sort of thing aren't so good, so I guess i'm looking for an affordable
> >>> pre-made, or affordable 3rd party that can print a few cases for me.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Suggestions?
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