We tossed around some ideas of how to make an underwater hand held monopod for his GoPro dive housing. However, it can be used for any application where a hand held GoPro camera is required.
Step 1: Materials
Originally I was just going to make a simple, short hand-held grip for the camera, but found some PVC fittings that would allow for a cheap and easy extension section.
Basic materials are PVC conduit (electrical) and fittings and Lexan
- 3/4" schedule 40 PVC conduit left over from previous project (surf fishing cart). Cheap from Home Depot (HD). I used a short length for the hand grip and cut a longer section for an extension section.
- .093" thick Lexan (polycarbonate) sheet left over from previous projects (motorcycle wind deflectors). 8" x 10" sheet $4 at HD
- 3/4" threaded conduit fittings - (2) male and (2) female - less than $.40 each
- 3/4" pipe cap (from plumbing section, that's why it is white) - less than $.40