Made from 1/2 Inch PVC, here is a simple totally customizable 'spider-brace' style shoulder rig!
Though this design was created for use with a DSLR camera, ANY camera will work and this rig will give you stable and smooth camera shots with camera's as small as a iphone or flip all the way up!
Keep in mind, this is just my design, mostly for a guide for you to go out and make something even better!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Here's what you'll need:
2 T joint
3 6 ½-7 Straight
2 5 ½ Straight
2 2 ½ Straight
9 1 ½ Straight
PVC Conduit Electric box – Side access panel
lower and back fittings.
For the Camera base you'll need:
1 2inch ¼-20 thread thumbscrew
Some optional things would be:
Bike hand grips
Step 2: Camera Base - Conduit PVC Box
On the conduit PVC box I used spray adhesive and placed a foam pad on the top to allow the camera to mount more securely to the base and keep it from moving. I used a 2 inch thumbscrew ¼-20 thread, 2 nuts and a spring. The conduit box has a rear and lower fitting with the access panel on the side!
The bolt assembly is setup like this: the two nuts tighten together to keep the top of the bolt at a proper distance from the top of the mount. Keeping the bolt from pushing too far out of the top. The spring is only there to keep the bolt from dropping out of the top hole when nothing is mounted.