Thanks for taking a look at my instructible! This is my Easy Folding Tri-pod which is great for making clearer pictures and isn't impossibly difficult to make. It also folds for easier storage and when opened locks itself in the open position automatically!
That's a bit more commercial than usual maybe a little background will explain better.....
I actually got this idea from another instructable in the photography section about how to make it appear that you were flying. It was cool and inspiring, so I got out my camera and being cheap I set it on the table with a timer...... you get the picture. Anyway it ended up that I turned the camera just a little making the editing mission impossible. So I built this tri-pod so I could make pictures like in the other instructable. Funny how things go sometimes.
Anyway shall we start?
Step 1: The Legs
As far as the construction, you will need to start by creating half of the leg. I broke it down into thirds so it's easier to understand what it needs to look like. After you complete one side of the leg you need to snap in the blue rods that hold it together. Look at the image notes if you need reference about where they should be located.
After you finished this step, give yourself a pat on the back and repeat this step another two times!
Step 2: The Central Support
After you finish the central triangle the rest is easy, just attach the (orange) gray rods and connectors to the triangle.
Step 3: The Top
Next comes the camera mount and remember if your camera isn't a Kodak easyshare C1450 or a Knex 200, this probably won't fit your camera. Just add pieces to the rectangular camera mount to restrict the bottom of your camera from moving. One more thing to check is that the camera mount does not interfere with the cameras retractable lens!
I would have shown you how to fit it, but I only have one camera...
Step 4: The Central Core
Step 5: The Assembly
Next you need to take the Central Support and snap the blue rods on the white connectors on each leg. Lastly make sure to attach the Central Core and thread it through the white connectors. Then snap the gray connector 9or the one connector you set aside) in between the white connectors.
Step 6: Finished!
If you have any questions or something doesen't seem clear, send me a comment and I will help you out. I would also like to see your uses for it because it doesen't have to be just for camera's. Some ideas I had were a music stand and a bed side table.
Thanks for building and have fun with it!