This variation adds the ball head mount for the Cyclapse Housing, as well as a ball head mount for a 10 or 20 watt solar panel.
The Nested Tripod is intended to form a stable, free-standing mount for the Cyclapse camera housing and solar panel. The Cyclapse housing is held high enough to look over parapet walls of most flat-roofed buildings, and serve as a mount for places that have no existing mounting structure.
Poles are made from 3/4” EMT (electrical conduit). This is a welded steel tube, galvanized for rust protection, as are the round steel plates on the base. The ends have been painted with rust preventative spray paint, but some rusting is unavoidable in the field.
The ball-heads, screws and nuts are all 300 series stainless steel. The ball-heads are welded to the pipe using stainless alloy 309.
The Nested Tripod should be stable for years in all outdoor environments. Operation on sea shores, while certainly possible, may cause additional concern for corrosion.