This is the 6th version of my Hot-Shoe top handle for DSLRs.
From the last design, it was widely improved (see the list below) and it is now much more versatile.
In the 3rd chapter there is a guide for assembly(please READ it, or you're gonna damage your parts....)
Changes and feature list:
- Added a locking mechanism that friction-secures itself on the camera
- Added 2 GoPro mounts for universal accessories
- Added one reversed GoPro mount to be able to use the handle as an accessory...
- Added a flat face to print better
0.05 - 0.3mm layer (varieble), 0.4mm nozzle
I printed in PETG and Hot end: 235°C (455°F), Bed: 90°C (194°F)
To assemble the handle, you will need:
- 1x M4x20mm countersunk bolt
- 1x M4 nut
- 2x M5x20mm bolt
- 2x M5 nut
- 1x HigherBase.stl (printed)
- 1x LowerBase.stl (printed)
- 1x Screw.stl (printed)
Or instead of printing the different STLs and just print the platter.stl
When you have gathered all of the necessary components, you can proceed to assemble the handle.
- Remove brim and/or elephants foot from all the pats using a deburing tool or scissors....
- Insert the M4 nut into the rectangular hole in the HigherBase (bigger) part using a flat head screwdriver. (Figure 1.)
- Screw the Screw.stl gear onto the HigherBase BE GENTLE HERE! also, the gear in the 3D model is accidentally flipped vertically, so do it right!
- Match the grooves on the Lower and Higher base to connect them. Take your time to do it properly (because the threads are different on the two sides...)
- Drive an M4 screw through the hole in the bottom part until it locks into the previously inserted nut.(Figure 2.)
The main part is done now. Now you can add the GoPro mount bolts.
- Get the two M5 bolts and nuts
- Insert the two nuts into the two hexagonal holes at top of the part
- Secure them in with a bit of SuperGlue
- Insert in the M5 bolts (Figure 3.)