Okay, so I'm leaving to go camping in two days, and I've been putting off my camera preparation until the very last minute. 
I will be going camping on the beach, and I do not want to get my precious camera filled with horrible sandy awfulness.

I was originally planning to just put my camera in a ziploc bag, but the pictures came out much too hazy, so I had to come up with another idea.

Please excuse the poor quality of the photos of the bag with the camera in it (haha it's hard to get pictures of your own camera).

The good thing about this design is that the bag can be changed when it starts to wear out (not that I will be using it that often but anyways).

All in all this took me around an hour from start to finish.

The general design for this came from seeing commercial versions such as: (although not specifically those brands)

The problem with these were:
a) Cost
b) Either too small or too large for my oddly sized camera (Nikon V1)

Step 1: Prototype

I came up with the idea for this at two in the morning, and decided that I wanted to make a small scale version to see if it would even work.
So I dove straight in, and this is what I came up with, and how I did it.

(Please excuse the terrible image quality)
1. I cut the very top off of a water bottle.
2. I marked and cut a lens size hole in the cap.
3. I marked and cut a disc the size of the cap out of blister packaging (from one of my mini-lens, which I will be using to test this).
4. I cut a hole in the sandwich bag.
5. I stretched the plastic bag over the threads.
6. I glued the plastic disc onto the bottle cap.
7. I sealed around the edges with more hot glue.
8. I screwed the cap onto the bottle, over the bag.
9. Side View
10. I inserted my mini-lens to check the fit.

11. Test with the cover.
12. Test without the cover.

Modifications I will make to the real version:
- Glue the plastic disc to the inside of the cap.
- Maybe find a better material to use for the disc (although has to be easy to cut, and accessible).

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