Quick Change Mechanism for your Camera
A secure fixture for the new camera
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You will need:
- 2 PVC plates
- 1 metal plate ca. 1,5 mm thick
- Counter-sunk screws M4 x 10
- ¼ inch screws (tripod-screw thread)
- ¼ inch thread screwdriver
- 8 disc magnets S-10-05-N
Alternative made with a 3D printerAddition from U. Bär, author of the project Adhesive force reducer made of PET:
I designed a magnetic two-part camera tripod coupling that can be made with a 3D printer. You can find the necessary model files under my project on printables. There are 3 cube magnets 5x5x5 mm embedded in each part.
What's special is that I use the magnets for a form fit that is sustained with the magnetic force, which means the cube magnets sink halfway into the other plate and ensure an exact alignment that can't shift or turn. Hence, you can remove the camera and later place it at the exact same angle as before.
Also, the bottom part has parallel front and back edges, so you can lock it in a back vice for instance.