OT: Pi tripod case

dsc at swcp.com dsc at swcp.com
Tue Jun 7 17:22:52 EDT 2016


Do you get stuff from AdaFruit?  They sell a 3/8 to 1/4 adaptor that some people screw into a simple tight hole in a 3D design with glue to make a strong 1/4 thread.  I think you can also do this with some laser cut pieces but with acrylic you have to be careful with the hole size because it might crack.  I have also seen some press-in (heat or force) for laser milled pieces that I have seen described online.  You might need to get those from--arg--that place that has all the cool hardware.  You just need to choose material carefully.  

With the laser cutting you can adapt a box design and you would use (say) InkScape or Illustrator instead of TinkerCad (for 3D).  


> On 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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