DJI Filter Wrench – A Mini PostAugust 26, 2018 10 By Scott Hinkle
From time to time, you’ll see me post about must-have accessories. These are usually grouped together, listing a few at a time in the same post. On rare occasion, I’ll see one pop up that I want to write about immediately. This DJI Filter Wrench is one such accessory.
Arguably, some of the most important accessories for a camera drone are filters. You can see that I have listed filters in my Essential DJI Mavic Pro Accessories – The Must-Haves post.
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The challenge with using filters on drones such as the DJI Mavic Pro, is installing and removing them, especially on a wiggly delicate camera. Trying to get your hands in there to hold the camera steady and then work the filter on or off of the camera can be frustrating.
Enter AzViper… I was just browsing some of the Facebook drone groups that I’m a member of when I came across a post sharing a 3D printed wrench for installing and removing filters on a DJI Mavic Pro camera.
This is the perfect tool to solve this dilemma. Now you can fit one hand next to the camera to steady it and use the wrench in you other to deal with the filter.
How Must Does it Cost?
Here’s the best part, it’s being offered for free! That’s right AzViper has been kind enough to provide the tool 3D files for free. All you need to do is print it out on your 3D printer, have a friend do it, pay someone who has a 3D printer to print it for you or see if your local library has a 3D printer you can use.
AzViper has licensed this tool under the Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike license and asks that you provide attribution by printing and displaying the following:
Where Can I Get It?
You can find the file on Thingiverse. Here’s the direct link: DJI Filter Wrench.
Just go to the site, download the appropriate files and get to printing.
The DJI Filter Wrench has been a long time coming in my opinion. Now I just need some sort of brace that will hold the camera still, freeing my other hand to hold the drone itself. If you have a 3D printer, or access to one, do yourself a favor and add this tool to your arsenal.
If you know of other tools that should be featured on this site, know of a better tool that does the same job or just want to comment, please do so below.
Hi Again Scott. The more I look into your site , the more I want to learn. There are so many new products available, and now a filter wrench you can print yourself on a 3D printer. We really have moved ahead leaps and bounds in this modern world. I just wanted to thank you for providing this very informative site. Also, thank you for providing something for free. That’s a very rare thing nowadays. I wish you much success with your business. Jim
Thank you! I can’t say that free isn’t still selfish. There’s a bit of a high you get when you know you’re looked at as a reputable source. I guess that’s what drives me. Don’t get me wrong, I do have affiliate links on my site and make the occasional buck if someone follows it and makes a purchase but that’s not my main drive here.
I totally agree with you on the leaps and bounds. I’m hoping to be able to acquire a 3D printer of my own and play around with making accessories for my drones.
Thank you again
I wish I would have read this before my camera incident. My son was trying to adjust his filter and even though he was being careful, he still managed to break his camera. The problem is he couldn’t hold it correctly, so he cross threaded it and it went down hill from there. Besides the wrench, do you have any other delicate tool blueprints for 3D printing? Thanks for your help… I am sure I will need more!
I don’t myself but, if you exercise your “Googlefoo”, I’m sure you’ll come up with all kinds of accessories from tools such as this one to landing gear extensions.
If there’s something specific you’re looking for I’d be happy to do a little research to see what I can find. Just let me know.
Thanks for commenting.
Hello, some pretty advanced and cutting edge stuff over here,Can you roughly estimate how much it would cost to have such a wrench 3D printed .I have never had a drone before but now am really considering getting one just for fun. I really love your content and I will definitely go through the rest of your articles. One more question, where did you get that theme? it’s very professional.
I actually don’t know off-hand and I don’t have a 3D printer myself. That said I know many local libraries have a 3D printer and you might be able to get it printed there. I believe their rates are reasonable. Another option is to reach out to the designer and ask them if they’d be willing to make and ship it to you for a price.
I’m sorry I don’t have more concrete answers for you.
First of all, I don’t have any DJI drone. But, honestly I want to have one someday since I love to travel and jungle trekking during my free time. Just don’t really have much time to take a look on DJI drone. Thanks for this article. I think I need to keep save this article because one day I need to reread again for the DJI filter 🙂
I highly recommend getting one when you’re able. They are a lot of fun and yet such a useful tool.
Feel free to stop by any time. If there’s something specific you’d like to know, just let me know and I’ll see about writing a post about it.
Very good website with a lot of usable info.I am not a drone person but I am interested in becoming one and your website definitely is one that I will use when I am ready to take the plunge. . I thought you just unpacked the drone and I would be ready to fly, boy am I wrong there is so much to learn.Thank you for filling my head with the wonders of flight.
Actually, aside from charging them up and making sure you’re on the latest firmware, they are pretty much open and go (at least the DJI family is). This tool is more for putting on and taking off filters for the camera. Think of them as sunglasses. Because the camera is so small and it’s on a gimbal so it can move around smoothly in flight, it can be difficult to apply and remove the filter easily.
If you get a chance, try a drone out…they are a lot of fun.