Camera Mouth Holder

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Introduction: Camera Mouth Holder

Ever wanted a 3rd hand to take pictures of yourself doing an instructable step ?

Either you don't have 3 hands (like me), nor a tripod (which can be unpractical in some cases). Asking friends for help until you're satisfied with the shot will surely strain their patience.

This mouth handle will allow you to take point-of-view pictures and let your both hands free.

Step 1: Build It

You will need:
- 1 wood stick
- 1 quite short screw fitting your camera tripod fixation point
- some washers

Steps:
- determine the length from the mouth end to the screw. Approx 7 inches.
- drill a hole for the screw
- use washers to adjust the length: the screw should enter into the camera for about 2 turns only

Step 2: Fix It

Fix it to the camera.

Step 3: Use It

You should use your camera with a strap.

1. Setup your camera, shoot with timer
2. Bite firmly, put your hands in position
3. Wait... 10 seconds can seem a long time...

Step 4: Future

Possible improvements: A stick standing on the chest, to increase stability.

Warning: with the years, your jaw muscles will look like Schwarzie's !

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You can add one more stick that will be perpendicular to your original one directed towards your chest/abdomen which will bear most of the weight of camera

I went trying to make something like this with some of that tough snake arm stuff, and wrap the snake around my neck and position it around that method. I couldn't find any decent snake pipe. This is a good alternative, though I need to talk when I film - haha. :D

Excellent idea. And yes, I have wished I had a third hand to take instructable photos!

After reading this, I remembered that I had a little 'dollar store' tripod in my camera bag. I stuck my camera on it, shortened up the neck strap, and rested it on my chest. Worked great.

Very nice! I'd have to find a way to trigger it with my tongue though, because my camera doesn't have a timer.

I'd suggest that a piece of polyethylene rod would be more sanitary and last a lot longer.

Wow, that is very clever!

great idea but my jaw hurts just thinking about it!

Fantastic. Like holding solder in your teeth, except I tend to drool on it... L

Have you ever burned yourself?

A few times years ago, but not by holding things in my teeth. L