Introduction: Magnetic Beer Bottle Camera Stand

Here is a very simple and easy to make camera stand out of beer bottle.. It also can be set on a fridge door or any other metal surface.

Step 1: Grab a Ice Cold Beer! ..and Some Other Stuff

And Drink while you gather supplies!

Supplies:
Beer Bottle with twist off cap.
A bolt (that will fit in the camera)
2 nuts (that fits on bolt)
1 Circular magnet slightly bigger then the width of the bottle

Tools:
Drill
2 wrenches
Screwdriver/ file
Hot Glue Gun



Step 2: Modify the Cap

Drill a hole through the center of the beer cap. Use a vice to hold the cap for safety, and always wear eye protection while using a drill..  You will want the bolt to fit snugly.. and not loose.

Use a screwdriver to adjust the size of the hole if its just alittle too small... If its too loose, you may want to start over.

Use the file to smooth the top of the cap.

Run a nut down the bolt and slide through the cap.
Now install the other bolt Leaving a little gap at the end of the bolt about 1/3 of an inch so it will fit snug on in the camera.

Using two wrenches tighten the two bolts as tight as possible. 



Step 3: Install Cap and Glue on Magnet Base

Clean both surfaces and make sure they are dry.
With glue gun hot, apply glue on the bottom rim of the bottle and in the middle.
Hold a moment and let it cool and harden before moving.

Step 4: Mount Camera

Mount camera and test out on the fridge. I have complete faith mine wont fall off.. but better be safe and put a pillow down when side mounting it, so you cant blame me when u knock it off!

Comments

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pmwilliams (author)2011-06-10

Some digital cameras may store the photos on media that is sensitive to magnetic forces. The stronger the magnet, the greater the likelihood of damaging your photos. Not all cameras have this problem, so check yours out before critical photos are taken.

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FuzzyBearGeek (author)2011-03-28

You have a strange mind. And that's a GREAT thing!

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lemonie (author)2009-10-17

Why don't we see the magnet, and is your kitchen door made of steel?

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derttiej (author)lemonie2009-10-17

well the magnet is the white disc.. it has a steel cover to it as well so it just dosnt look like a magnet.. the magnet is labeled in step 1 and step 3 and yes the front door to my house is made of steel.

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lemonie (author)derttiej2009-10-17

Ah right. Out of interest where did you find that magnet - it looks pretty useful.

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derttiej (author)lemonie2009-10-17

It came from a one of those triangular car roof signs you would find on like a taxi or a pizza delivery car

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lemonie (author)derttiej2009-10-17

Oh cool - did you get two?

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derttiej (author)lemonie2009-10-17

4

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lemonie (author)derttiej2009-10-17

!
3 more projects then?

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