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Quick, cheap, and easy tripod

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.
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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

tools:
drill
1/4" drill bit

time:
< 5 minutes

cost:
< $.50

Step 2: Drill bottle cap

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

Step 3: Screw nut 1

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

Step 4: Add to cap

screw the bolt onto the bottle cap.

Step 5: Screw nut 2

screw on the other nut.

Step 6: Use

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.
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

jabujavi5 years ago
simply. perfect
jayro7076 years ago
sweet
Brilliant!
Patented6 years ago
you can add sand in the bottle
origamimavin (author)  Patented6 years ago
that's not a bad idea for a more stationary monopod.
clarissa2k66 years ago
or you could you some accordion water bottle for tilt functionality
wasserman086 years ago
Crap I was just about to make my first instructable off this, good thing I checked first.
teresajoy6 years ago
Not exactly a tripod when it dosen't have 3 legs. Its more of a monopod.
rimar20007 years ago
Anyway, it's genial.
PetervG7 years ago
REPOST
Yes. This was just posted a couple of weeks ago as Make your own camera monopod with a bottle-cork by hobbyman.se.
origamimavin (author)  LasVegas7 years ago
damn, i didn't know. oh well. i'll leave it up, anyways.