Just a Washer And a Bolt - An Ingenious Camera Stabilizer
It is amazing what you can do with one 1/4" bolt, a washer and a piece of string.
With less then 1$ at Home Depot, you'll get a tiny stabilizer for your camera. The maker of this flick claims to gain 3 stops. I'd bet on around two, but it is good enough for 1 buck.
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For a more complete guide, check out the String Tripod over at DIYP group at instructables. Be warned, though, over there you might end up with a two dollars expense bill as they use more part and get more stabilization.