The "tripod" made from a string and a 1/4 inch bolt is a well functioning and cheap classic that every photographer should have in the photo bag. But I have always had a problem with the string entangling in their bag, so here is the solution that makes sure you always have a tripod handy and don't look like a fool unraveling strings...

Step 1: Material and Tools

You need the following material:

  • A rubber band
  • 3-3.5 m (12ft) of string – braided nylon works well
  • 40x80 mm 9 mm plywood
  • A 1/4 inch 37 mm bolt (1.5 inch)

You need the following tools:

  • A 7 mm trill
  • A jigsaw
  • Sanding paper
  • A hammer
  • A lighter
  • A scissor
<p>Old and tested trick. You implemented it very well. I have used the one foot version!</p>
you mean monopod
<p>What a great Idea !!</p><p>Made one myself after a long search for a tripod screw as these are hard to get here in Holland. </p><p>I did it slightly different though: I designed and printed a base for the cam to be mounted on. Although the base is specific for my Canon SX110 cam you can download the files at my website: <a href="http://lucstechpage.weebly.com/" rel="nofollow"> http://lucstechpage.weebly.com/</a></p><p>Thanks for sharing.</p><p>Luc</p>
<p>Ha, ha, NICE! Thanks for sharing :-) Awesome!!!</p>
<p>Thanks for posting this! A trick I'd not seen yet. Thanks for sharing it!</p>
<p>That's a bi-pod.</p>
<p>Either way, It makes it easier to search for by calling it a familiar term. </p>
<p>True dat!</p>
I think that you are the third leg
<p>thats not a tripod, but is another way to have a similar option, i used tripod with video camera, and the best of the tripod its hands free, good job!</p>
<p>Just a minor thing. It's a 1/4&quot; bolt not a nut. Calling it a but is just a bit confusing.</p>
Hey Thanks! English is not my native language, so I ll correct it right away
<p>I have a string around my neck:</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiA3OLJ0juk</p>
<p>So so perfect for me!!! I am disabled &amp; have been looking for a way to steady my monocular &amp; binoculars for birdwatching. I use a power chair &amp; can only carry so many things, this will even fit in my cup holder. Thank you for posting this well done ible!!!</p>
<p>inspiredwood,</p><p>String pods have been around for generations but your is the first I have seen that utilizes both feet. I shall have to try it.</p><p>A word of caution: Always use your neck strap with is device as it and gravity are conspiring to bring it to ground.</p><p>Mickey</p>
I'm going to make one for my wife, she's the photographer in the family.
Cool &ndash; good luck!
<p>... Been looking for something like this for ages. Time to get making :D</p>
<p>If you use a light chain, (step on one end) you can do away with the need to spool the string.</p>
I totally agree with Mrballeng! You should put this on one of the crowd sourcing fund raising sites like Kickerstarter or Indiegogo and mass produce these. I use both sites but prefer Indiegogo to presell band CDs and Merch.
Thanks for the comments. It' to late &ndash; This tripod idea has been around for the last 100 years in many different designs... Check out Amazon for the SteadyWeb SC-019 Pocket String Tripod &ndash; just to name one example... But that one costs 18$ :-)
<p>You should put this on kickstarter. </p>
nice l like it
<p>interesting. good job.</p>

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