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tripod

My tripod was in a really sad state. The part that holds the phone was broken as well as the ring that holds the legs in place. As my first practical project utilizing 3d printing I took it upon myself to fix it.

The broken part that needed to be replicated, with some sketches and measurements in the back ground
The broken part that needed to be replicated, with some sketches and measurements in the back ground

I designed a replacement piece in freecad and printed a new phone mount.

A screenshot of the 3d modeled replacement part in freecad
A screenshot of the 3d modeled replacement part in freecad

The phone mount model that I printed was this model on thingiverse.

A 3d printed phone mount for a tripod (uses standard camera mount)
A 3d printed phone mount for a tripod (uses standard camera mount)

I'm glad that I'm able to give new life to something I would've had to throw away were it not for 3d printing

A tripod with a new 3d printed piece holding the legs together
A tripod with a new 3d printed piece holding the legs together

It's still kinda broken but i should be able to repair that as well, and my quick fix of tape and a splint seems to be holding up for now.

a photo of yet another broken piece of the tripod
a photo of yet another broken piece of the tripod