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I created the following bracket so I could use my Canon 600D and a Canon 10-22 lens and get them lined up correctly. [url]http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/402/fablab3dpart.jpg [/url] The bracket was 3D printed at the FabLab Airedale in the UK. Their Dimension 3D Printer prints using ABSplus plast...
by jimsullivan742
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: 3D printed bracket for Merlin head
Replies: 12
Views: 6716

My MBS link only connects to their catalogue page; at that page enter "diect fastener" as a search and mouse over the three results for isometric drawings.
by jimsullivan742
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [merlin/orion] Crown Modification
Replies: 127
Views: 55239

For anyone using aluminium profile as a rail solution as per Paul's post #70 I have previously made a head using MBS Item profile. To fit my camera or quick release to the profile I used their face fastener set replacing their supplied metric screw with a countersunk 1/4" whitworth screw, easily ava...
by jimsullivan742
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [merlin/orion] Crown Modification
Replies: 127
Views: 55239

Andrew, I cut the crown by placing it in the chuck jaws of my wood lathe to first accurately scribe the cut and then hacksawed the slice through the crown with the power off! The holes were bench drilled and tapped with a 1/4" whitworth tap by hand. The rail is a lens plate from ebay, search for "St...
by jimsullivan742
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [merlin/orion] Crown Modification
Replies: 127
Views: 55239

Requested photo of my mod:
by jimsullivan742
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [merlin/orion] Crown Modification
Replies: 127
Views: 55239

To fit my Sigma SD10 to the Merlin head aligned with the NPP I have cut through the original crown reducing it to 15mm depth and fixed an arca type rail to the crown to receive the camera. There are two cylindrical protrusions with dimples in the centres at the outer edges of the crown beneath the g...
by jimsullivan742
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [merlin/orion] Crown Modification
Replies: 127
Views: 55239

Claude,
My pending order Transaction ID: 2TV60117FH207694K was placed 21st December '08,

Jim
by jimsullivan742
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Tronisoft Bluetooth to Serial Adapter shipping or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 9633

I ordered my kit from Tronisoft on 21st December, I later enquired re delay and was advised they would check if parcel was missing in post, if so they would resend, I have heard nothing from them since. Now they do not answer emails including a complaint I logged on their site. Jim
by jimsullivan742
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Tronisoft Bluetooth to Serial Adapter shipping or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 9633

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