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Disposable Tripod for Travel from PVD for 2 Dollars

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I am a world traveler and have been to 90 countries. I need a tripod to make videos, and finally found and easy way to make one in each city or country I enter.
 
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Step 1: Buy Materials at Plumbing Place

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This can be many things in many countries, but you need 1/2 or 3/4 in PVC used for plumbing, rigid ,not flexible, and electrical conduit will work. I sometimes make three sizes.

Small for on top of a table.

(Best) Medium that will be head height when sitting at a table on a chair.

Large that would allow me to stand and look at it - Note, you can cut holes in the legs and move it up and down on the leg also.

So to make the best you buy 15 foot, will come as 20 foot, cut to length. - Measure your eye level sitting in chair.

Have them cut into pieces, and ask them to tie the three pieces up with rope.

There will probably be a piece extra.

Step 2: Drill Holes in Top with Knife or Scissors

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Yes, if you have a drill, but I do not know many world travelers who have access to drills.

Auger out a hole 1 inch from top on all three pieces.

Auger a hole about 15 inches down.

Step 3:

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Run string you received when they tied it up through the top and make it loose.

Run string through the bottom part,

Viedeo

Step 4: Need a flexible Tripod for 5 Dollars

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Step 5: Screw Camera onto Tripod Purchased

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Screw the tripod that is flexible onto the camera.

Insert each leg into the conduit.

You are good to go.