DIY GoPro Stablizer That’s Light Enough To Use All Day Long

Jan 27, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

DIY GoPro Stablizer That’s Light Enough To Use All Day Long

Jan 27, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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Carrying around heavy equipment all day can really take the fun out of being a photographer. Sure, there’s good quality, lightweight gear on the market, but such pieces typically make one’s wallet a whole lot lighter, too. That’s why the chief product designer behind ProductTank took it upon himself to whip up this awesome, lightweight, and inexpensive stabilizer that’s perfectly suited to keep you and your GoPro shooting all day long.

Okay, it’s time to raid your kid’s Lego collection if you don’t have an assortment of your own. Another cool thing about this build is that it doesn’t require any tools, just the Legos, some elastic bands, tape, and a sheet of paper. It’s hard to get any more simple than that. Take a look at the quick video, to see how it’s all done.

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If you wanted to class the stabilizer up a little bit, there are few things that come to mind, starting with sourcing Legos that are all the same color and using matching paper to use as shims. There are also a lot of different types of elastic you could experiment with if you found it aesthetically necessary.

Bonus DIY GoPro Crane

YouTube video

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10 responses to “DIY GoPro Stablizer That’s Light Enough To Use All Day Long”

  1. Stan Bekker Avatar
    Stan Bekker

    Dude! Wat gruwelijk!! Ik weet een site waar je losse lego onderdeeltjes kan bestellen, dit komt uit op zo’n 20 euro schat ik.

  2. Robin van der Ploeg Avatar
    Robin van der Ploeg

    dan heb je een toffe stabilizer voor 20 euro :D

  3. Stan Bekker Avatar
    Stan Bekker

    Ja idd! Ik ga eens kijken of ik de onderdelen kan bestellen, hebben Nick en ik ook iets leuk om te doen als we niet boarden hehe

  4. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    Cool build, but the hidden lead is the 2nd build. Awesome crane and the build doesn’t need high end equipment to complete like some DIY projects. A drill and saw. Nice!

  5. joe_average Avatar
    joe_average

    legos! yes! they are not just for kids! and more exclamation points!!!

    1. fookoffdisqus Avatar
      fookoffdisqus

      You mean Lego. No one calls it Legos not even the people that make it.

      1. joe_average Avatar
        joe_average

        no hint of sarcasm in jest? then seriously, don’t start that… google another forum

        http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1144/lego-vs-legos
        http://gizmodo.com/5034867/question-of-the-day-do-you-say-lego-or-legos

  6. Stephen McDonnell Avatar
    Stephen McDonnell

    Denis, Jonathan, Sean thought ye would appreciate this.

  7. Stephen McDonnell Avatar
    Stephen McDonnell

    Paddy, project for you and Noah ;-)

  8. Nader Ghanja Avatar
    Nader Ghanja

    Raed