Introduction: Smartphone Tripod Adapter--DIY for Free

UPDATE: I upgraded to a G3 and also gutted the old camera from this i'ble. At least on my G3 with the gutted cam, I can control everything. Different cams will be different, but if it has an LCD you can remove (bonus, hold on to that component) then you can have full control too.


Sometimes we really are too hard on ourselves.

I was wracking my brain trying to figure out how I could make an easy and affordable tripod adapter for my iPod. While having a snack in the kitchen, inspiration struck.

Keep it simple, silly.

Step 1: What You'll Need

A tripod.

An old useless camera with a tripod mount on the bottom (most have them)

An Ipod/Iphone/Android, or similar

Two rubber-bands. They should be large enough to stretch comfortably around the assembly but not so large that they sag

Step 2: The Toil

1. Put old junk cam on your pocket monster of choice.

2. Attach with bands.

3. Mount assembly to tripod.

Step 3: Final Thoughts

While this isn't a joke, this DIY/hack really works, it is pretty funny how we try too hard sometimes while a perfectly viable and simple solution is staring us in the face.

It works with other things too, by the way, like my PCs webcam. It's sort of universal in that way.

Go, common sense! Huzzah!

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rolltidehank made it! (author)2016-03-12

So simple and awesome!

alanjamesblair made it! (author)alanjamesblair2017-01-10


Allison?Scruggs made it! (author)2016-10-31

I think it's brilliant man!

rodski made it! (author)2016-03-12

How can you control the menu on screen if you're blocking it-aiming the focus on your subject and controling other menus like on/off flash etc.,
Nice DIY if you're in a hurry.

alanjamesblair made it! (author)alanjamesblair2016-03-13

Rodski, good questions. I don't get so fancy when I have the phone on a tripod. My dslr needs focusing but I figure my phone will figure itself out. As for aiming, I set the tripod up to have the phone where I want it first, then start recording, then attach it. Hope that helps.

rodski made it! (author)rodski2016-03-14

And of course you can edit the captured video/photos afterwards.,Thanks!

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