Introduction: DIY Tripod Made Out of PIpe Cleaners

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How to make a tripod for a camera with some pipe cleaners. This is my first Instructable, so bear with me

Step 1: What You Will Need

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All you will need is:

1x 1/4in. -20 Threaded Hook
About 30 Pipe Cleaners
1x Camera (Duh)

Step 2: Twist the Pipe Cleaners Together

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Twist about 10 Pipe Cleaners together, depends on the weight of your camera. Add more if your camera weighs a lot.

Step 3: Fold in Half

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Then fold the twisted pipe cleaners in half and wrap one more pipe cleaner around it to keep it folded. Make sure you leave a loop at the end (See second picture if you're confused) After you're done, repeat it twice more.

Step 4: Test It!

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You may want to put a pipe cleaner through the loops to test it, or add some rings to ensure it's strength.

Step 5: Use It!

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If you are satisfied with the test, take the top pipe cleaner out that is holding them together (The purple one in my case) and put the hook through the loops. You may want to glue the connection, I just wrapped a few pipe cleaners around the it. Then just screw it into the tripod screw spot.


mikamb (author)2009-11-08

good idea.  even works on uneven surfaces.

corn fluffleberry (author)2009-09-09


ChrysN (author)2009-09-06

That is pretty cool, I am surprised at how sturdy it is!

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