OT: Pi tripod case

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Tue Jun 7 23:24:19 CEST 2016


I like it!  I have seen some ideas online for different ways to capture a nut.  

> On Jun 7, 2016, at 3:15 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Yeah, I'm thinking a hex socket to fit the nut (external socket, so full
> piece thickness can be maintained for strength) then I have this handy
> paste stuff that is used for glass bedding.  I can coat the nut threads to
> keep them clear and paste it in.  Having decided to design a case mount
> rather than a case, it should be considerably easier now.
> 
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:04 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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