Movable Action Camera Holder

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Introduction: Movable Action Camera Holder

About: Build useless things since 1980

This is a "I need it now" project. So to the workshop and let the magic happen.

Step 1: Planing and Drawing

I needed a holder for my Action Cam for a little time-laps experiment. So I designed a simple cad in Sketchup 8. The 2d graphic has been drawn in QCad. You can download the dxf file if needed.

Partlist:

  • 4 mm plywood
  • 6 screws 5 mm x 30 mm
  • 6 butterfly nuts 5 mm
  • 12 serrated washers
  • 12 washers

Step 2: Laser Cutting the Parts

I have the chance to own an Epilog 30W Laser-cutter and 10 min later I had a box full of parts.

They were done in 4 mm plywood.

Step 3: Gluing the Parts Together

It´s really easy to assemble. Gluing 3 half round parts together and then two of these resulting parts together and you have a joint part. For then end joint parts, I used a slightly different part with the bigger square form to screw the camera and to fix it on the surface.

Step 4: Mounting the Parts Together

Take a screw with a washer and one side part. Now a serrated washer ans then a joint part. Again a serrated washer. Onother side part and to finish a washer and a butterfly nut.

Repeat this, until all the parts are mounted.

All the parts are:

  • 2 end joint parts
  • 2 joint parts
  • 6 side parts

Step 5: The Result

To fix the camera, I use a 6 mm screw and a butterfly nut to tighten the cam.


A clamp can be used to hold the construction in place. You can also use any other method, like to srew it or using a counterweight.

On the final pictures, you can see how my camera mount looks like, when it's finished.


It was used on my grow light project, which is also here on Instructables. The camera mount was needed for a little time lapse video

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    nice build. If you need to use a clamp, I'd opt for a screw g clamp for strength.