Google SketchUp 3D Challenge #077 – Camera

This challenge was fun for me.  I decided to model/design a camera setup that would be suitable for me to use from my wheelchair.  I came up with a robotic camera mount that would fit any standard camera with a tripod socket that would allow for 360 degree hands free aiming.  I added in the ability to transmit the video output of a capable digital camera to a separate display that would also house the controls for the 360 degree gimbal and a place to attach the optional remote for the camera.  Of course you must use a camera that has a remote control option in the first place.  The only other option would be something that physically presses the cameras buttons using tiny modular solenoids or actuators that could do it.  Take a look below in the image gallery:

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3 Comments

  1. can I buy this my daughter who is wheelchai bound love photography but needs a tripod

  2. I designed this as a concept for the challenge so no it isn’t an actual product. I wish I had the resources to actually make this type of adaptive equipment. There are, however, tripod mounts for wheelchairs available. There is a list of them on abledata.com here: http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=19327&top=12848&trail=22,12691

    Strangely after doing a search I found something remarkably similar to my design that is made for video cameras here: http://www.fullcompass.com/product/240354.html

    I hope this helps.

  3. Jedi, Thanks for this product! We need more accessible products on SketchUp, a good motorized wheelchair, standing aid, etc. This was a delight to find! Thanks for drawing that and sharing it!

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