Some months ago, I started looking for a desktop tripod to support an LED panel to be used as primary light on conference calls. Although there are many options on Amazon, none of them was exactly what I was looking for. My favorite tripod (Peak Design Travel Tripod) can be configured as a Desktop tripod, but its footprint is just too wide to be used on a regular desk.
I decided to give it a try and design and print my own desktop tripod. I went through a couple of iterations, and decided to go with a hybrid tripod, made of aluminum (strong and lightweight) and PETG (sturdy, lightweight and not susceptible to relative high temperatures).
It has a long extending column which allows for a smaller footprint. Aluminum legs can be easily exchanged to provide more stability or make it taller. It also has some slots where optional magnets can be installed to keep the tripod tightly closed.
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