How to Make a Tripod Out of a 2 Liter




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Introduction: How to Make a Tripod Out of a 2 Liter

How to make a 2 liter soda bottle into a "tripod".

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Step 1: Supplies Needed

Supplies needed in this project include:

1. 2 Liter soda bottle,
2. Screw that will fit in cameras Tripod Mount
3. Camera
4. Hot glue gun
5. Duct tape (Optional)

Step 2: Preparing the Cap

take the cap off and punture the middle of it with a hole that is exactly or close to the size of the screw.

Step 3: Making the Cap

Screw the screw in the hole we made, (yah i know, dirty right?)

Step 4: Bottle Preparation

Fill the bottle with water and put cap on

Step 5: Sealige

Seal the gap between the the screw and the cap with the hot glue

Step 6: Finale

Put cap on, put duck tape on it, and seal every possible escape you can find. and DONE!

Step 7: NOTE

this was my first instructable and i was really just trying out my new camera, so its not supposed to be magical, (even though i wish it was)



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    Thanks.. I always wanted to make one for my yunteng monopod.. I'm gonna make one for my How to's on youtube..

    Thanks man I'm gonna make one

    And where did you get the idea



    A Powerade sports drink bottle is more stable as it does not have bumps in the bottom. It is a flat round bottom - and it's prettier. Also the plastic in the Powerade bottle is Much heavier than a 2 liter. Now break out the finger paints and sparkles!

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    That is the 32oz powerade bottle :-)

    hahaha ...good...
    have a nice day

    Technically, this is a monopod, not a tripod, as it only has one leg, but I get the idea. Why did you wrap it in duct tape?

    Rotate the first picture to upright. Generally, the first picture in an iBle should be the best, and that means right-side-up.

    Almost all camera tripod mounts are 1/4"-20. That is, 1/4 inch, 20 TPI. Slightly more accurate than a bolt that will fit.

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    actually, . . .doesn't it have Five legs (literally points where it touches the surface, because the 2L bottle has 5 little nubs on the bottom) ? :P so it's a pentapod

    im guessing tpi means "threads per inch" right?

    "5. Duct tape (Optional)" No. Just No Duct Tape will never be optional as long as I live.


    hey,its good for a first instructible...mine was realy terrible...i did mine to test my camera also.

    I do this all the time, except that I use a nut to hold the bolt on

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    ahahahah this was my first instructable and i did it in 5 min, and truthfully, i just did this to test out my new camera,

    (Deletes half-written Instructable, resolves to finish other ideas more quickly). Oh, and pay attention to what Cameronss said about the photos.

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    That's actually pretty awesome! Nice job, but I don't think my camera has a screw at the bottom.. Just checked. It does. Nice job!