Introduction: Sony Action Cam Pole

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This Instructable is for a extendable pole mount for the Sony HDR-AS15 Action cam.

It's my first Instructable - any comments or suggestions would be welcome.

Step 1: What You'll Need:

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  • 3/4" rigid PVC pipe
  • 3/4" PVC tee (x1)
  • 3/4" PVC elbow (x4)
  • 3/4" PVC union (x3)
  • glue
  • saw
  • tape measure
  • paper towel for cleanup

Step 2: Preview

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This is an exploded view of the head portion. Glue one side separately, and then the other. I cut 4 x 1-3/4" pieces to stub together the fittings. YOU MUST GLUE IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA, I.E. outside.

PVC glue is pretty volatile stuff.

Step 3: Assembly

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Glue half together as shown, and then the other half with the stubs protruding. The final assembly involves gluing the 2 halves together, so you'll want to be sure everything lines up along the way.

Step 4:

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The completed head unit.

Step 5: Attaching the Pole

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Using another 1-3/4" stub, attach one half of the union to the head, and the other half to a section of pipe (my first length is around 12"). Cut to whatever length feels comfortable.

Step 6:

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Attach another half union to the first section of pipe, and cut another length (again, whatever feels comfortable). Attach the other end of the union to the second section. Repeat for the third section of pipe.

Step 7: Finished

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The final assembly. It's 6' long when all three sections are attached. You can use all 3 sections at once, or just one or two.

Comments

Susitna (author)2014-11-09

I love PVC. When I was raising parrots, I use PVC for travel perches & play pens I used Amazing Goop adhesive. It doesn't have the strong fumes, is easy to use, very strong, water proof, and can take high heat.

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-11-09

Welcome to instructables! This looks super helpful! Here's an instructable for using the editor in case you want to get rid of the extra step at the end: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Ins...
I love how long you made the cam pole, I can imagine getting some awesome shots with that pole!

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