Introduction: Dust/Water Proof Camera Case
Step 1: Choosing a Container
Make sure that your container is large enough to fit your camera and that no logos or imperfections in the plastic are in your field of view. I did this right in the store to make sure that I bought the right size. I also chose a thick walled container (just over 1/8"!) with a very interesting resealable lid (note the second photo).
Step 2: Marking and Drilling
Market the dill holes on your container (for the tripod bracket and 1/4" screw) as well as on two pieces of rubber. once piece of rubber to seal under the tripod mount, and one to seal around the 1/4" bolt and keep the camera in place.
I used a drill press to drill into the container. Make sure to go slowly without applying large amounts of pressure, as you do not want to crack it. I used a pair of tin snips and a leather punch to trim and punch holes in the rubber.
Take the bolts and washers shown in the introduction and mount the 1/4" screw and tripod adapter to your case.
Make sure all of the bolts are snug, use hot glue, silicone, or acoustical sealant to make the case water and dust tight.
Step 4: Testing and Use
After the sealant has dried make sure to water test your container in your bathtub, shower, or sink. The last thing you want is to find a leak with your favourite camera in it. :-/
After testing you case is now good to go. You can use it to film messy events in the shop or outside. I have even used mine to time-lapse the northern lights without staying out all night.
If you have any suggestions for improvement, or have any questions we would love to hear from you and see what you have built and been able to capture with you cases. Feel free to comment below! :-)
Have a great day!