Print your own tripod for your smartphone

Tripod The fashion of selfies has made us realize that the smartphone camera has gone from being a posh element of the mobile to a necessary tool, as necessary as being able to call. Selfie sticks, resolutions, even specific lenses for mobile cameras are the latest accessories that have filled the gadget markets. But one type of accessory is often missing: the tripod.

I do not deny that there are tripods for smartphones, but it is something that is either expensive or not as handy as we would like. Something similar has happened to an engineering student at the University of Maryland. He usually uses the smartphone camera a lot to take videos and also I needed it to be horizontal.

He was looking for an economic and Free solution, finding nothing or what he found did not quite convince him, so he decided use CAD program to create a universal stand that doubled as a smartphone tripod in a horizontal position. This design was later captured with the help of a 3D printer, so in less than four hours, this young man obtained an interesting tripod for your smartphone.

This tripod can be printed in three hours

The designs for this tripod have been uploaded to the Thingverse repository, so anyone can download this model and use it if they have a 3D printer on hand. We have to say that although the images show an iPhone, the fact is that has been tested with various smartphone models and the tests have been satisfactory so the success or operation of this tripod is more than assured.

Personally, I am not one of those who uses the selfie stick, now, I recognize that this tripod design is quite interesting because as I say, there are usually not many tripods for mobile phones and the few that there are, do not finish convincing. But this model is interesting Do not you think?


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