This Instructable presents a low-cost, universal solution!
• 1x 1/4"-20 Nut*
• 2x Gear Ties (They're like twist-ties on steroids. Available in camping, outdoor, and hardware stores)
• 1x Tripod (for mounting when we're done)
* This is the standard size - your tripod bolt may vary. If you're not certain, take it to the hardware store and ask them for a matching nut.
[This Instructable was created by members of MakeICT, a makerspace in Wichita, Kansas.]
Step 1: Embed the Nut Into the Sugru
Perform this step on a flat surface so that the Sugru flat and even with the nut. This will ensure that it is flushed with your tripod mount and compatible with different tripod mounting surfaces.
Step 2: Add the Gear Ties
You can experiment with different configurations, but we found that two Gear Ties arranged in parallel worked out well. In our configuration, we chose NOT to center the Gear Ties - one end of each Gear Tie is 50% longer than the other. This proved to be a useful feature for the wide variety of device sizes.
Step 3: Wait
Once your Sugru has cured, screw your new universal mount to your tripod. The Gear Ties are very versitile and strong, so you can tweak them around your device until it's just right!