OT: Pi tripod case

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 17:28:57 EDT 2016


I'll check out adafruit, I haven't looked there in a while.  I'll also
check servo city to see what kind of things might trigger ideas.

One way to capture a nut?  Give me a project.  Keeps me busy for months.

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:24 PM, Dar Scott <dsc at swcp.com> wrote:

> 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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