The tripod adapter is custom machined from a solid block of aluminum, and provides two standard tripod mounting points with 3/8-16 and light-duty 1/4-20* thread respectively. This allows you to mount the AxiDraw to a tripod, should you have reason to do so.
We would highly recommend using a sturdy tripod with a 3/8-16 connection point and appropriate counterweight (sand bag, lifting weights, etc) to balance the weight of the AxiDraw while in use.
Installation is straightforward, and does not require any tools other than those included with AxiDraw: Remove the existing foot pads from the AxiDraw (either standard or outrigger feet, depending on model) and attach this plate to the captured nuts in the bottom surface of the AxiDraw. For AxiDraw SE/A3 (April 2019 and newer), the tripod adapter attaches directly to tapped holes in the base of the machine.
- Material: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum.
- Size: 3.90 × 2.36 × 0.35 inches (99.1 × 60 × 8.3 mm).
- Weight: Approximately 144 g.
- Mounting hardware: included (four M4×10 high-strength steel mounting screws).
*Please note: Given the size and weight of an AxiDraw, we strongly recommend against using the weaker 1/4-20 thread for any but light duty, well-balanced applications.