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My wife's Z-Bracket [message #11514] Wed, 07 April 2010 10:54 UTC Go to next message
avatar tones3-d  is currently offline tones3-d
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My wife Robin also likes to take 3-D photos. Two of her favored topics are social photos and birds. So she can shoot from slightly closer, I made her a Z-bracket twin rig.


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Here are the parts as they arrived.


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There's space in the top for the trigger switch and batteries.


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A dovetail slide cover conceals these components.


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In the lower arm, there's space for spare memory cards.


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Here it is, dyed black and assembled.

A few of Robin's pictures can be found on her website:
http://www.abignell.id.au/robin/mainpg.html

Re: My wife's Z-Bracket [message #11516 is a reply to message #11514 ] Wed, 07 April 2010 11:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Anvariel  is currently offline Anvariel
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That is cool! Smile It's nice to see the spirit of engineering here!!
Re: My wife's Z-Bracket [message #11522 is a reply to message #11514 ] Wed, 07 April 2010 15:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar gibell  is currently offline gibell
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Nice touches with those empty spaces made use of! And nice logo, too!

How thick are the walls? Looks very sturdy!

How do you screw the camera into the bracket?

[Updated on: Wed, 07 April 2010 15:49 UTC]

Re: My wife's Z-Bracket [message #11698 is a reply to message #11514 ] Mon, 12 April 2010 10:54 UTC Go to previous message
avatar tones3-d  is currently offline tones3-d
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gibell:

For the final version of the bracket, I made the wall thicknesses 2 mm.

I' had made a rather minimal shelled-out version (wall thickness 1.3 mm) for dimensional refinement purposes a month before, which was alarmingly flexible, but the final version, properly closed and 50% thicker, is very rigid indeed. I would not subject the cameras to the amount of force needed to deflect the bracket by much!!

A screw, through the bracket into the camera's tripod mounting hole, holds it securely in place, although it is already positioned and lightly held by the close fit of the bracket.
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