Introduction: Magnetic Camera Arm

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I made this magnetic camera mount to assist me in making my Youtube videos. This is a easy project to complete. All the parts are easy to find from Amazon and your local hardware store.

Step 1: Parts List

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You will need

One Articulating Camera Arm

Three Magnetic

Three 10-24 machine screws and nuts

One 1/4-20 nut

Step 2: 3d Print

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3D Print the base of the camera mount. Follow this Link to my Thingiverse page for the STL file and print settings.

Step 3: Prep the Base

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Insert three #10-24 nuts into the outside three hex sockets. Insert one 1/4-20 nut into the center hex socket.

Step 4: Assembly

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Using three #10-24 machine screws fasten the three magnets to the Base. Screw the Arm into the 1/4-20 nut with the Base between the arm and the nut.

Step 5: Left Over Magnets

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I ended up with several magnets left over. Here are a few ideas to put them to good use.

Magnetic Hook

Magnetic Knob

Comments

MillennialDIYer (author)2017-12-04

Hmm...the question is should I trust something like this to hold my 1500$ mirrorless camera plus lens...

tomatoskins (author)2017-12-04

What a great idea! How much weight can it hold?

Tidangerous (author)tomatoskins2017-12-04

Each magnet is said to be able to hold 16LBS. I would say that would depend on how far you have the arm extended.

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