Introduction: Tripod Laser Stand
Don't feel like buying more expensive laser holders, when you can get one that works just as good for around 2 dollars not including the tripod.
Since I didn't like my last stand as it wasn't as stable as I would like I got the idea about making a tripod mount. It is a lot more stable than the wire one but it won't let you mount to a telescope, unless you build one of these tripods.
Step 1: Get Materials
For this project you will need:
-2 binder clips
-a craft stick(aka popsicle stick)
-a nut that fits on a tripod, they are not that hard to find, just dig around in the toolbox
The tools you will need are:
-clamp or vice grip
-hot glue or any other glue that you would feel comfortable with, it needs to be a little flexible though.
-super glue (optional)
Once you gather all your materials head on to step 2!
Step 2: Cut the Felt
First flip the metal handle things on the clips up. After that we are going to grab the felt and wrap it around the binder clip marking the place it ends with our finger. (see picture, it will make a lot more sense)
Measure the width of the clip then cut it out. Do it again.
Step 3: Gluing the Felt
In this step we are going to glue the felt onto the inside of the clip.
First you have to use the clamp to hold open the clip.
Then put glue (the hot glue or the super glue) on the felt and carefully slide the felt into the clip trying not to touch it, then use the popsicle stick to press it against the sides of the clip. Let it dry then close the clip.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second clip.
Step 4: Glue Sticks to the Popsicle Stick.
You can color the popsicle stick black now.
Using some flexible glue, glue the binder clips to either end of the popsicle stick.
Step 5: Glueing the Nut
Glue the nut to the bottom of the popsicle stick using the super glue as it is the least messy.
Step 6: Screw on to Tripod and See How It Fits!
Now put your lasers in the clips and watch your laser hold still while your hands are free!!
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Posted by laser community member: Trooperrick