This is the big brother of the itsy bitsy Tennis Ball Tripod
- recycled corrugated plastic from old signs
- duct tape to strengthen and seal - Scotch Extra Tough keeps out water and dirt
- short bolt 1/4 inch by 3/4 inch long by 20 thread per inch w/ matching nut
- long bolt 1/4 inch dia. by 2-1/2 inch long by 20 thread per inch w/ matching nut
- recycled dead tennis balls, free at any tennis court
- X-acto or craft knife
- optional compound shears
- optional screwdriver
- pencil or permanent marker
- metal straight edge for cutting
- cutting board
Step 1: Gather Materials & Tools
Except for the bolts and duct tape, most of the tripod is made from recycled old signs and dead tennis balls (free at any tennis court).
Safety tip: wear eye protection when cutting with a craft knife as the blade might snap.
Snip tip: cut slowly to prevent snipping valuable finger tips.
Gloves won't protect you from compound shears, so just go slow.