Steadicam M-1 Monitor Bars (15mm x 100) to ‘SmallHD 503’
Strong and rigid
Weighs only 75 grms (2.6oz)
Constant-friction pivot for easy monitor positioning
Clamps firmly onto Steadicam M-1 monitor bars
This bracket is for the Steadicam M-1 to mount the ‘SmallHD 503’ as a second monitor onto the sled’s monitor bars.
Allows you to mount the monitor anywhere along the monitor rails. Just slides on but then clamps on firmly.
It is lightweight, rigid and has a ‘constant friction pivot’ so the monitor can be tilted without loosening the thumbwheels. You simply screw down the thumbwheels to select the required friction and you’re good to go.
To make this bracket, you will need to buy all the parts in this list.
Click on each item to go directly to that part on the Shapeways 3D printing site and put it in your basket.
Once you have all the parts in your basket, go to the checkout for the total price.
3. TWA22 (you will need two of these)
6. CP222HD (you will need two of these)
To complete the bracket you will also need;
One 1/4 UNC half-height hexagonal nut (only a 4mm high half-nut will fit)
In the UK, I have found Westfield Fasteners a good source for UNC nuts and bolts and the links above are to their site.
Refer to the exploded view and the part pictures (below) for a guide as to how it all goes together.
TWO IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE YOU START
Sometimes slight 3D printing variation means that the fit of the bolts in the printed holes is a little too tight.
If this is the case and the fit is a little too stiff then just widen the hole slightly by pushing a 1/4" bolt back and forth through the hole until it can slide easily.
When you slide the bolts into the thumbwheels, ensure the bolt head is sat all the way down at the bottom.
Sometimes there can be a small build up of excess printing powder on the inside corners of the thumbwheel, so if that’s the case, just scrape it away before you put the bolt in. This will ensure enough room for the cap to snap into place.
OK ALL SET TO GO ………………..
1. Slide the 1/4” UNC x 2” bolt through one of the TWA22 thumbwheels and then through the base (BS15100) and paddle (PADSTA) to form the pivot.
2. Push the 1/4” UNC half-nut into the remaining TWA22 thumbwheel and screw it onto the end of the 2” bolt.
3. Slide the thumbwheel with the dovetail base (Part TWB22) into the slot in the ‘paddle’ (Part PADSMA) until the holes align and then push through the 1/4” UNC x 5/8” bolt.
4. Each of the smaller thumbwheel caps has 3 small sawtooth catches which latch into the sawtooth holes in the thumbwheel body so before pushing the caps into the thumbwheels, make sure that the sawtooth and its corresponding hole is aligned.
Also, make sure that cap CP122NT is the one which is used at the nut end of the main pivot and the cap CP222HD is used at the bolt-head end. NT for ’Nut’ HD for ‘Head’
The caps are fitted by lining them up squarely and pushing them firmly into the thumbwheel body. If this is not done squarely then there is a chance that the caps's lugs could be damaged. This is not the end of the world but you would probably then need to use some superglue to ensure the cap stays attached.