Hello TogTech DIYers! I will present to you the first DIY camera project that we are going to build for the year 2013: the Pocket Tripod.
Instructables user Searx has shared a nice camera accessory tutorial that he calls the Pocket Tripod, which is made mainly from a couple of Lego parts and three antennae pieces.
Depending on the antennae that you are going to use, the tripod can extend to a maximum height of up to 19 inches. According to Searx, the tripod can withstand the weight of up to 600 grams.
With its maximum allowed weight, the home-made tripod is only designed to carry the weight of a small compact digital camera.
Before you get your hands busy, collect these materials first:
- Two (2) pieces: 3×4 plate with connection brackets and 1×4 plate with opposite connections
- Three (3) pieces: Antennae (you can used some spare ones from old remote controls)
- One (1) piece: Bolt that can screw into the camera to hold it into place
- One (1) piece: Metal used for structural stability (optional)
- One (1) piece: Metal or dime for twisting the bolt to tighten the camera attachment
After gathering all the parts, hit the source link below to get started in building your Pocket Tripod.