DIY – Pocket Camera Tripod

pocket tripod The following article will demonstrate how to build a useful tripod that’s easy to make and fits in your pocket. It uses stiff wire wrapped in electrical tape as legs, and taped to a bolt. You can make lots of those, and give some to your friends. The best thing about this tripod is its wrapping capabilities. It does not need to be placed on a leveled surface. Instead, it can be hooked to almost anything – a pipe, a fence – if it’s wrapable, you’re game.

pocket tripod for point and shoot 1a

Get Supplies

you need 4 things:

  • 3 Stiff pieces of wire, 10+ inches long (old coat hangers, copper house wiring)
  • A 1/4″ bolt that fits camera mounts, there pretty common
  • Electrical tape
  • Pliers

pocket tripod 2a

Wrap Legs

Start wrapping around one end of the wire with electrical tape about 10 times around, then move up to the other end, leaving 2″ uncovered.

pocket tripod for point and shoot 3a

Bend “U”s in legs

Use the pliers to bend “U”s on the un-covered ends of the legs.

pocket tripod for point and shot 4a

Wrap tape around bolt… TIGHTLY!!!!

pocket tripod for point and shoot 5a

Add a Leg

Place the “U” of one leg against the bolt as shown. Wrap the tape around 2 or 3 times tightly.

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Add more legs

add the other two legs (or more) in the same way. Now wrap 10-20 times around everything super tightly.

pocket tripod for point and shoot camera 7a

Done :D

wasn’t that easy? Now just screw your tripod on, DONT OVERSCREW, you can screw on a bolt to snug up your camera, or 2 bolts screwed together as a limiter.
It will wrap around anything, signs, branches, chairs (camping chairs…)
Give some to your friends too (my friend wanted one)

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Here is a photograph taken with this tripod – Looks yummy right? 15 seconds exposure. see the picture at the top of the page to get an idea on how it was taken.

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This article was contributed by Hunter Frerich from Instructibles

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