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#3dprinted Tablet Mount for Iris Transmitter #drone #droneday

Iris transmitter mount for Nexus 7

Flying Iris with Mission Planner is loads of fun! Setting up different way-points while using the transmitter could be a better experience if the tablet was mounted right on top. Load up some filament and break out your tool set cause we’re making mounts!

iris-mount-model

3D Printing a tablet mounting bracket for the IRIS transmitter

With some help from our trusty calipers, we gathered measurements and drew up sketches. The easiest and most efficient mechanism is a simple mounting plate that clips onto the tablet. We can swap out the two screws in the back of the transmitter with a longer pair for adding structural support to counter the weight of the tablet. The tablet’s bumper is held in place by the inset edges on the sides of the bracket.

I modeled the part in 123D Design using primitives and merged them to create a manifold object. The mount is optimized to fit the Nexus 7 tablet. If you having something different, we’ve uploaded the original solids so you can modify the design to fit your tablet.

3d-print-iris-mount

A dozen test prints later and we’ve come up with this very handy transmitter mount for a tablet. You can get the design files for free on our Thingiverse page.

We printed both the tablet bumper and the mounting plate on a Makerbot Replicator 2 using Makerware. The tolerances may differ if your printing on a Printrbot or other 3D Printer. We encourage you to test it out and let us know what slicing settings you may find successful.

iris-screw

Installation is super quick. Use the extension on our Screwdriver Set to swap out two Phillips screws in the back for a longer 1″ set, fasten them into place, attach our bumper and you’re ready to fly!

iris-bumper

The Nexus 7 tablet has a form factor that fits nicely with the IRIS transmitter but any other google tablet running Mission Planner will be suffice. We’ve uploaded the Nexus 7 bumper as a separate thing because we think you might like it.

iris-mount

We hope our 3D Printed mount helps you in your future planned IRIS missions. If you print out a set, please send us a photo – we’ll feature it! Have any suggestions or know of any other cool 3D Printed drone widgets? Let us know in the comments below!


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