Introduction: Quick, Cheap, and Easy Tripod

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this is a very simple tripod for a camera that you can keep in your pocket. just screw it onto a water bottle, which shouldn't be a problem since there are coke machines everywhere.

Step 1: What You'll Need

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1 1/4" hex bolt, 3/4" long
2 1/4" hex nut
1 bottle cap

1/4" drill bit

< 5 minutes

< $.50

Step 2: Drill Bottle Cap

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use a 1/4" or slightly smaller drill bit and drill into the center of the bottle cap.

Step 3: Screw Nut 1

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screw one of the nuts onto the bolt all the way down.

Step 4: Add to Cap

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screw the bolt onto the bottle cap.

Step 5: Screw Nut 2

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screw on the other nut.

Step 6: Use

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screw the bottle cap onto a full water bottle. depending on the siz of the camera and location of the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera, it should hold.


Air_Assassin (author)2011-02-15

That's a monopod

Well actually yes and no...Monopod (literal sense yes, ofcourse), you need to hold it in hand and shoot. Since we dont need to here, its not a monopod.

Oh thanks

jabujavi (author)2008-12-14

simply. perfect

jayro707 (author)2008-06-24


TheMoonMaster (author)2008-05-30


Patented (author)2008-02-24

you can add sand in the bottle

origamimavin (author)Patented2008-02-24

that's not a bad idea for a more stationary monopod.

clarissa2k6 (author)2008-02-21

or you could you some accordion water bottle for tilt functionality

wasserman08 (author)2007-12-15

Crap I was just about to make my first instructable off this, good thing I checked first.

teresajoy (author)2007-08-12

Not exactly a tripod when it dosen't have 3 legs. Its more of a monopod.

rimar2000 (author)2006-12-16

Anyway, it's genial.

PetervG (author)2006-12-16


LasVegas (author)PetervG2006-12-16

Yes. This was just posted a couple of weeks ago as Make your own camera monopod with a bottle-cork by

origamimavin (author)LasVegas2006-12-16

damn, i didn't know. oh well. i'll leave it up, anyways.

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