Introduction: DG Cam RoboTripod

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A toy robot modified into a digital camera tripod.

Step 1: What You Need.

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1- Toy Robot (or any toy that is stable enough to support your digital camera)
1- 1/4in. -20 Threaded Ring Hook
sintra board (or card/illustration board)
ruler
cutter
screw driver
glue gun
a digital camera for documentation and to test this project as well

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Step 2: Remove the "spikes"

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The robot I got (which I "borrowed" from my nephew) has spike design on its back. I removed that because it is where the hook will be place.

Step 3: Create a "backpack"

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Give a general description of the StepGet the sintra board, then cut out rectangular shape (size depends on the size of the toy) backpack. You can paint, put stickers to it if you want. Now get the hook glue it into the sintra board board. Now you have the backpack (see the illustration) Then glue the backpack to the back of the robot. Make sure it is sturdy.

Step 4: Done and Done

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Almost finish. Test it. If you notice the joints (legs part of robot) are loose, put an instant glue to make the movement stiffer. It will increase the stability. The right arm (the sword-like arm) also balances the robotripod.

Try it and enjoy picture-perfect shots!

Comments

a cookie (author)2010-08-23

thats a piraka from bionicle but so cool

thing 2 (author)2009-10-04

that's a bionicle from mickie-d's

acosicris (author)thing 22009-10-05

haha! right! I saw that name in the robot's right foot. Coz I am not familiar with this toy.

Pyro the maniac (author)2009-10-04

I'd like to see somone build a tripod on one of those remote control robot things Good ible anyways

thing 2 (author)2009-10-04

nice!

atombomb1945 (author)2009-10-02

Nice idea. Different robots or other toys could add a larger variety to tripods and helping hands.

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