Step 5: Using the boom/tripod....

The boom can be used overhead to record craft projects as detailed in the photos or as a tripod with the ¼” inch hex nut in the bottom of the adapter plate.  The boom is portable and will break down into component parts for storage or travel.  Other ideas for the boom include using it as a copy stand to photograph books or magazines.  I’m sure people could think of many other uses for it too.  Try it and see!
<p>cool project!!</p><p>TY for sharing!</p><p>I have but one idea I wish to share...</p><p>would not it be more secure using PVC or CPVC? There is a website that carries 4 way connectors, 3 way connectors, &amp; various other connector you won't find at the hardware store....they call them&quot;furniture grade&quot; connectors.</p><p>Because I seldom go anywhere, I'll be making mine out of PVC &amp; gluing all the main connections(vertical pieces &amp; possibly the horizontal ones as well. </p><p>TY for the inspiration Sir! a very enjoyable read. :)</p>
Here's my version:<br> <br> <a href="http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2013/03/new-downshooting-rig.html" rel="nofollow">http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2013/03/new-downshooting-rig.html</a><br> <br> It looks like it's going to work really well... thanks again for this great instructable!<br> <br>
Wow ! That's great! Since almost everyone who builds something needs to photograph it I figured a better over head camera might be of some use. Keep up the good work and let us know of any improvements you make!
That little hose clamp trick is brilliant. Great solution!
I had some ideas for a boom mount, but none of them as simple and efficient as your hose clamps. Thanks a bunch! <br> <br>I'll be clamping my base to my hobby table,
You must be very steady.<br> I would jiggle the image pushing ( touching ) the take picture button.<br> I wonder if asking Siri to take the picture would work.<br> <br> A
Thanks for this idea. I like the platform which holds the camera not only facing down but also adapted to work with your little tripod. I'll make a platform for my TMobile MyTouch smartphone. I'll tinker with this for holding the smartphone in a safe to view position when using the GPS function in a car.
That's a great instructable! I know my next project. Thanks for the inspiration.
This is a really cool instructable! I've been wanting something like this so I could take pictures for my blog and keep both hands frree but I could never figure out a way to get a tripod-ish device that would aim my camera down or on an angle. Never thought to make a boom! Thanks for sharing!
At last my evil genius is appreciated! I'll be at my secret laboratory hidden in an extinct volcano if anyone needs me...
Inventive idea. Nice ible on your first time. Lots of food for thought.
simple but magical! great instructable

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