Mini Tripods

Author: walter, published on 2015-12-07

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Small printable tripod, the folding legs are designed to print in one piece without supports. This is a challenging print and may be difficult with some printers. There are several mounting options, a standard 1/4-20 tripod mount, a hotshoe mount, and a phone mount (the phone mount works best with phones that have a centered audio jack since there’s nothing that prevents it from rotating). The ball part of the ballhead is threaded, so try to get the threads aligned before screwing it on to avoid stripping the threads.

Warning: Using the audio jack as a tripod mount may damage your phone.

Parts List:

The link to the bolt are for quantities of 100/50 (which is what I ordered), If you only need a few, Bolt Depot may be a good option.


Filaments: (full list can be found on
Hatchbox Transparent Yellow ABS
eSun Transparent Yellow PETG
Sainsmart Transparent Orange TPU
NinjaFlex Lava TPE
3D Solutech Transparent Orange ABS
3D Solutech Transparent Blue ABS
— 3D Supply Source Transparent Blue PETG
Sainsmart Transparent Blue TPU
— NinjaFlex Blue TPE

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Print Settings

Printer: Eustathios and Rigidbot

Rafts: Doesn’t Matter

Supports: No

Infill: 100%


There is an optional NinjaFlex channel in the top of the tripod legs.

License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial

Tags: ballhead, tripod