PikoButton Camera Mount Adapter

Designed by: Makers Making Change
Project Need Agility / Dexterity, Mobility
Capabilities Needed 3D Printing
Time to Complete 45 min
Cost to Build ~$0.30
Creative Commons License attribution-4-0-international
Project Link https://www.makersmakingchange.com/project/pikobutton-camera-mount-adapter/

This is an adapter for connecting a medium (50 mm) PikoButton (http://www.pikobutton.com/) to camera-type mounts. This adapter is based on the style of similar mounting adapters by ATMakers.org. Specific 4mm to 1/2″-20 UNC thread adapters are available, but they can be difficult to source or expensive to ship. This adapter is an inexpensive alternative.

The mounting adapter can then be attached to a tripod or a mounting arm with a camera connection (i.e., 1/4″-20 UNC) to provide convenient switch placement.

A couple of design notes:

  • the button outer diameter is 49 mm

  • the rear of the case has three M4 holes. One in the center, and two separated by 31.5 mm. Center hole has depth of ~3 mm, other holes have depth of ~6 mm

  • M4 screws are commonly available in 6 mm and 12 mm lengths.