Ever want a really big tripod, but not willing to spend the $200+ on one? Well, now you can make your own for less than $30 that will stand eight feet high in less than an hour!
What You'll Need
1 two foot high camera tripod from Wal-mart. Cost: $15
3 six foot long x 1 1/4 inch PVC pipes
3 six foot long x 1 inch PVC pipes
3 end caps that will tightly fit onto the 1 inch pipes
3 short fattish screws
Tools You'll Use
1 drill bit
1 friend (optional)
Step 1: Making Sure It Fits
First you need to get your PVC pipes and make sure that the smaller ones will fit inside of the larger ones. You don't want the fit to be too tight or else you'll have a hard time adjusting the tripod, but you want it to be snug enough to prevent the whole thing from being wobbly. You'll also want to make sure that your end caps fit onto the ends of the smaller pipes tightly.