Originally Posted by 5teve
I created a rendering which shows the exploded view of the base of the panoramic head. This piece actually took the longest time to figure out how to make it work
. In any case, there is a needle bearing between the upper and lower disks. I drilled out small holes on the inner washer every 30 degrees which allow the ball detent spring to index against. There is another small pin to locate the washer and prevent it from spinning inside.
Will this act in a way to feel it "click" as you turn every 30 degrees? If so very neat idea!
Also how are you doing to fabricate it? CNC Machine? I was thinking getting some help with doing something similar. It will be interesting to see the final product!