This is a mini tripod you can use for various applications that is hollow as it is intended to be filled up with sand or another weight adding substance for stability. Included is 3 styles of the tripod with a thread gauge. Print that first to check what works best with your machine and pick the model accordingly. If for whatever reason the print is still tight warm up a bolt and carefully screw in to enlarge the threads or if you have the ability use a tap to cut the threads larger.

The fancy version also includes 3D printed feet that are glued on. These can either be printed in soft TPU or hard plastic depending on what your machine is capable of. They also have dowel pin holes to facilitate easy locating when gluing in place. 

Added V2 tripod parts that let you lay the "top" of the tripod flat and print it with minimal supports. The lids are different too and need to be printed. 

Print settings:

Run at whatever your machine likes best for your material in terms of layer heights

Turn supports on for build plate ONLY

Print the tripod with the 3 feet down on the bed

Print the cover with the round side down 

Print the feet with the hole side down 

Extra items needed:

.625 - .75" 1/4-20 threaded set screw (available at any hardware store)

Sand, lead shot or any other weight bearing item to fill the inside with.

Epoxy or appropriate glue for your plastic

1/8" x 1/4" metal dowel pins (available online easily) alternatively a piece of wooden dowel can be used to locate too

Assembly instructions:

Print the appropriate tripod model & cover cap

Use the locating pins to help glue the feet on

Insert the set screw carefully into the tripod body

Fill the body with sand or other appropriate weight medium

Carefully glue the cap on to prevent the weight medium from spilling out

Attach the screw on camera accessory of choice on top

Go out and use your tripod!

 Running updates made:

Added a low profile lid

Added a version that uses a 1/4-20 bolt vs a threaded stud if this is easier for your printer to pull off.

Design Files

File Size

low profile lid not threaded v2.stl
22.3 KB
low profile lid threaded v2.stl
22.3 KB
main body not threaded v2.stl
112 KB
main body threaded v2.stl
212 KB
low profile lid.stl
20.2 KB
main body no threaded stud feet holes.stl
129 KB
fill funnel.stl
560 KB
Tripod Feet Holes 1B Thd.stl
206 KB
Tripod Feet Holes 2B Thd.stl
206 KB
Tripod Feet Holes 3B Thd.stl
206 KB
Cover cap.stl
120 KB
Round foot 1.stl
28.8 KB
Round foot 2.stl
29.4 KB
Thread Fit Check.stl
603 KB


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