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Raspberry Pi / Pi Zero W GoPro-style Camera Mount

by hillct Aug 29, 2017
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I don't see how either an m3 screw or nut is supposed to fit into the swivel. The two prongs are too close together to fit a screw head or nut. How did you fasten these?

The tolerances are tight, but it does fit. When I did it I positioned the nut using tweezers of SMD electronics type, but any long tweezers or needle nosed pliers will do. Owing to the tight tolerances, the flats of the nut are held in place as you thread the screw. It does take some doing, but the prongs are designed to match the GoPro style mounting system so they couldn't be moved. I suppose a channel could be designed in, to allow for an easier fit, but arguably that would weaken the part somewhat.

Sorry, I mixed the two parts up. It's the base that is too tight to fit a screw or nut in. The hole itself is fine, however, neither a nut nor the screw could fit between the two prongs of the connector. It's so narrow that they even slightly overlap the hole in the model.

When I first read this second message of yours, I thought you meant to ask about the nut and bolt used for the join in the GoPro mount (not the camera swivel. I can upload printable versions of that hardware if you need it, but upon second reading, I I'm not at all on what you're asking.

Here's the two pieces: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JbRwSHwSRTRFDBAP9

According to your instructions, you connected these two pieces with an M3 screw and nut, however, the prongs of the base that connects to the mounting system are too narrow for an M3 screw or nut to actually fit in there, so I'm not sure how you connected these two pieces.