Mini Tripod Dolly

Please post any tips or advice you have in general relating to laser scanning either whilst onsite or office based.
Post Reply
User avatar
Phil Marsh
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2166
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:28 pm
Full Name: Phil Marsh
Company Details: Laser Scanning Forum Ltd
Company Position Title: Technical Director
Country: UK
Skype Name: phil.h.marsh
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: Barnsley, UK
Contact:

Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by Phil Marsh » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:54 am

Mini Tripod Dolly

Does anyone have a solution that's as small as a Tripod star...
4.png
But has small wheels so it can be pushed around a flat factory floor?
2.png
It also has to be as sturied as one of the these...
1.png
But not as big because it has to be very portal, light and not take up much space in the van...
3.png
If not I may have to make one but I just wondered if anyone else had such a solution?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

tbwester
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 878
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:49 pm
Full Name: Thad Wester
Company Details: WeWork
Company Position Title: Head of Reality Capture
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: SC/NYC

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by tbwester » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:11 pm

I want one of these too. thinking about trying to make one or find something similar. 1500 bucks is crazy!

User avatar
TCrammond
I have made 10-20 posts
I have made 10-20 posts
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:52 pm
Full Name: Timothy Crammond
Company Details: Laser Scanning America
Company Position Title: Project Manager
Country: United States
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: Pittsburgh
Contact:

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by TCrammond » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:52 pm

We sell one on our online store - I'm not sure if it will meet the specs you need but here's the link!

http://www.laserscanning-america.com/la ... 080-50007/

We also sell a "foldable" one:

http://www.laserscanning-america.com/fo ... pod-dolly/

Hope this helps!
Tim Crammond
Project Manager
scanner2go.com
laserscanning-america.com

User avatar
Phil Marsh
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2166
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:28 pm
Full Name: Phil Marsh
Company Details: Laser Scanning Forum Ltd
Company Position Title: Technical Director
Country: UK
Skype Name: phil.h.marsh
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: Barnsley, UK
Contact:

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by Phil Marsh » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:38 pm

These wheels are too big. I'm wanting a smaller solution but some great ideas to make one here.

tbwester
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 878
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:49 pm
Full Name: Thad Wester
Company Details: WeWork
Company Position Title: Head of Reality Capture
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: SC/NYC

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by tbwester » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:31 pm

strap a tripod to one of these... Might set one up.

http://www.harborfreight.com/material-h ... llies.html

User avatar
mbrown
I have made 10-20 posts
I have made 10-20 posts
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:55 pm
Full Name: Mike Brown
Company Details: Advanced Simtech
Company Position Title: Managing Director
Country: UK
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Contact:

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by mbrown » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:39 pm

Hi Phil,

We have a unit, probably similar to what you are looking for.
Not sure where we acquired it from but its been well used over the years, originally I think it was for a heavy-duty telescope but we purchased it for our Scanstation2.

- The wheels are rigid (the typical supermarket trolley type),
- All wheels are lockable for securing at each setup,
- Height of the unit is 160mm,
- The effective radius for the tripods feet is approx. 530mm,
- Plus It also folds up for easy transporting.

Its something we normally offer as part of our weird assortments of 'accessories' available with our scanning Hire kit, so happy to loan it out seperately if it helps.

Mike
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Chris T
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 159
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:21 pm
Full Name: Chris
Company Details: Haag 3D Solutions
Company Position Title: Project Manager
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Contact:

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by Chris T » Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:25 pm

We used a camera dolly purchased at B&H in New York City. It was sturdy, folded up and had wheels that locked. Drawbacks-it was heavy. And I want to say it may have been a Manfrotto under $500.

Scott
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 742
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm
Full Name: Scott Page
Company Details: Scott Page Design- Architectural service
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: No
Contact:

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by Scott » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:06 pm

I have a Manfrotto 181 that is a bit heavy, but has a central locking foot pedal that saves time when relocating the scan position. I think the extra weight is not a liability. I found it used on Ebay for ~$75 US, with hardly a scratch. Finding a bag for it, took some time.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

tbwester
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 878
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:49 pm
Full Name: Thad Wester
Company Details: WeWork
Company Position Title: Head of Reality Capture
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: SC/NYC

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by tbwester » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:39 pm

Chris T wrote:We used a camera dolly purchased at B&H in New York City. It was sturdy, folded up and had wheels that locked. Drawbacks-it was heavy. And I want to say it may have been a Manfrotto under $500.

Looks nice - http://www.manfrotto.com/basic-dolly

edit: jackpot - http://www.manfrotto.us/search?q=dolly&t=products :D :D

edit again: just bought - http://www.manfrotto.us/cine-video-doll ... piked-feet

edit again again: found one on ebay for 125. bought that instead. there are a bunch on ebay FYI.

tbwester
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 878
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:49 pm
Full Name: Thad Wester
Company Details: WeWork
Company Position Title: Head of Reality Capture
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: SC/NYC

Re: Mini Tripod Dolly

Post by tbwester » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Received unit today. It is exactly what I wanted.

Sturdy, built like a tank. Wheels are large and roll nicely.

Some minor tweaking needed where the tripod tips meet the dolly, but very minor. Other than that, perfect.

Post Reply

Return to “Tips & Advice”