2017-08-02 (W) Stereo Microphone Stand SterMicSta COMPLETED

The models were reduced in size before printing in order for them to fit on a 200mm printer bed. This change in length also meant it was necessary to change the alignment of the symbol. After the changes were made it was rendered and printed.

1/4" hardware was inserted into the center piece which attached to each wing and a standard camera tripod. Thumbscrews were used at the hinges so they could be tightened and loosened easily. Ordinary hex nuts were used in the hex holes without any problem fitting in place. Using hex-shaped holes made it simple to tighten and loosen the hinges without any tools. This hardware was easily found in American hardware stores.

Tripod and hinges with 1/4-20 hardware

3/8 thumbscrews were used to hold microphone adapters to the wings. Adapters were used because they were common, 3/8 thumbscrews were easy to find, and the thumbscrews could be used to tighten and loosen the adapter in place so it was easy to adjust the microphone after it was attached to the stand.

 Microphone adapter in place

When folded up, the whole adapter looks like a comical dog bone but the symbols line up perfectly! Adjusting the microphones to point outward was easy. Tightening and loosening the hinges was easy.

 Folded up adapter

The only problematic thing with this model was balancing it. Due to the weight of the microphones it was easy to tip. A heavy-duty tripod would fix this but even a cheap one will work so long as the mics are kept balanced.

Microphone stand all set up with wings fully extended



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2017-06-27 (Tu)