When I design an Instructable I want the project to be accessible to everyone. In the past I have found some really amazing projects on this website that I would have loved to build but they required special tools or materials that I simply didn't have access to. Now that I've decided to start writing my own Instructables I don't want to put you guys in that situation so I try my best to use tools and materials that are easy and inexpensive to find, mostly using materials that anyone can pick up in their local hardware store.
This project is no exception, save for the kite and camera, you can get everything you need to build this project from a home improvement store for around 20 dollars and most of the tools are things that any maker probably has lying around his/her shop already.Materials:
Small Camera - The camera I use for this Instructable is a Sony Cyber-Shot.
Kite - I prefer parafoil kites as they tend to fly steadier than delta and diamond kites.
Kite String - Make sure you use a strong kite string, 50lb - 75lb string should be enough.
Picavet Platform and Pulley System Materials
10" X 10" square of plywood
10 feet of kite string or accessory cord (accessory cord is like a thinner version of paracord)
4 - 1/4" eye bolts
4 - 1/4" lock washers
8 - 1/4" nuts
3 jump rings
Heat shrink tubing or electrical tape to secure knots
2 small carabiners
Camera Mount Materials
Small strips of wood roughly 3/4" X 1/2" X 12"
Wide elastic/rubber bands
4 small screws and 4 small washers
foam for padding and protecting the camera
Ruler and pencils for layout
Band saw or Jig saw
pliers to tighten nuts and bolts
Drill or Drill press
Fly cutter, Forstner drill bits, or hole saw (some way to cut a hole that is roughly 1.5" to 2" in diameter
clamps for holding glued wooden parts
heat-gun or lighter for heat shrink tubing
The ability to tie a bowline knot