(2) 1/2" PVC elbows
(2) 1/2" Pieces of PVC pipe 5-3/8" long.
(1) 1/2" Piece of PVC pipe 6-1/4" long
(2) 1/4-20 screws 1 inch long
(2) quarter inch flat washers.
(1) rubber band to make sure your tablet stays held into the slots.
(1) 1/8" thick piece of steel about 1/2" wide by 3" long.
(1) gob PVC pipe primer
(1) gob PVC pipe cement
#7 drill bit
saw (I used a bandsaw, but a coping saw would work).
Total cost for this project is less than $2.
First, cut two of the pieces of PVC pipe to 5-3/8 inches long. Cut one section of 1/2" PVC pipe to 6-1/4 inches long.
Step 1: Glue the Three Pieces of PVC Pipe Together
Step 2: Drill and Tap Three Holes in a Piece of Steel at Least 1/8" Thick .
This is the "hard" part. Drill 3 holes with a #7 drill bit. Use a 1/4-20 tap to make threads in each hole. The center one is used for the tripod mount. The holes at each end are used to hold the plate to the pipe.
Step 3: Make 3 Clearance Holes That Match the Positions of the Three Tapped Holes.
Step 4: Bolt the Plate to the Pipe With 1" Long 1/4-20 Bolts.
Step 5: Mark the Pipe With a Square for Cutting Out the Excess Material From the Uprights.
Step 6: Saw Away the Excess Material Using the Lines Drawn As a Guide
Step 7: Enjoy Your Tripod
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