Printing a GoPro Tripod Mount on a 3D Printer

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Introduction: Printing a GoPro Tripod Mount on a 3D Printer

I bought a GoPro camera for sports and different activates, I wanted to do a time lapse video of a sunset. The best view from my house was on the roof, there was no good place to mount the camera. The next day i was talking to my teacher and told him my situation. He said i could make a tripod mount using the 3D printer.

Step 1: The Design Stage

To make a tripod mount you first need to make a design of what you would like your finale product to be. You will have to make perfect measurements, being even .5 of a cm off can and will make the GoPro unable to fit. In picture 4, 5, and 6 you can see what tripod i used to make the designs for the mount. 

Step 2: Designing on Rhino

One you have all your measurements , you can proceed to open your design software, (in this case I used rhino).

Step 3: Printing on a 3D Printer

Time sit back and relax while you print your 3D tripod mount.    Time Lapse Video 

Step 4: Removing the Supports

Once the printer is finished printing there will be support material you need to remove. You can use pliers or tweezers. 

Step 5: The Test Fit

After the support material is removed, you are ready to test fit. When I test fit mine the corners were not at a 45 degree angle. I was able to just file down the edges, but I need to go back and change this in the original 3d model.

Step 6: The Final Product

This is what is looks like after the corners were filed down.

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