Here is a quick and easy project you can make in about an hour or two...maybe less! Best of all, most of these materials are easily found around the house or garage waiting to be reused!

  I made this tri-pod for our digital camera and I'll show you how to make your own in several easy steps...and seeing how most disposable razors have pivoting heads this means your "razor tri-pod" will have adjustable legs for un-even surfaces or adjusting camera angles.

 This instructable is entered in the "Reuse Contest" & the "Photography Contest"....vote if you enjoyed.  :)

PLEASE NOTE: This tri-pod is suited for small, pocket sized digital cameras. I wouldn't use this mini tri-pod for large expensive SLR cameras!


Basic Materials :

* 3 Disposable Razors - Rubber type handles work best as they grip surfaces better (New or Used it doesn't matter)

* Gorilla Glue & Hot Glue (or other adhesive of your preference)

* 1/4" Bolt that is about 1 /12" long

* Small scrap piece of 1/2" wood (I used a scrap piece of plywood)

* Various washers and spacers I had in a junk box for area between camera and wooden base

Tools :

* Power Drill with 1/4 wood drill bit & 1/2" Bore Bit (someone correct me if this is not the proper name and I will fix it)

* Jig saw with wood cutting blade

Ok, go ahead and get all your materials ready....

Step 1: Making the Camera Mount.....

 The camera mount...this is the part on which your camera will sit. I am sure this particular can be purchased seperately, but then this wouldn't be as fun making your own!

* Start by marking off a 2" x 2" x 2" triangle on the scrap of wood. Do not cut this out yet.

* Next mark the center of your triangle, take the 1/2" bore bit and drill a hole deep enough to cover the bolt's head.

* Now take the 1/4" drill bit and drill the hole the rest of way...the hole boring bit will have already made a pilot hole for you to follow...see that smaller hole inside the larger hole pictured? That's it...a guide for the smaller bit.

* Get the jig saw out and cut the triangle shape, sand it lightly and place the bolt completly thru...I used Elmer's Wood Putty and completely covered the bolt's head and let it dry, sanded it down and then painted it black. You do not need to paint it. Bolt will not spin freely nor pop out now.)

 That's it for the mount, good job so far. Let's continue...
wow, now this is really cool. Very unexpected, great ingenious idea, congrats. love it! <a href="http://www.upcycled101.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.upcycled101.com</a>
Great way to recycle! Cool idea.
Looks good! <br>Those would look good, and be functional on a hexapod.... <br>Hmmm... how about putting a few servos and some control in there and... you have an RC or autonomous camera stand! <br> <br>Nice job jawasan.
Cool idea techhobbit....but servos and stuff...? YIKES!! Beyond my skills, I have yet to get into the electronic side of things yet. One day though!!
Thanks again. Also entered in the &quot;reuse it&quot; contest....figured it fits the guidelines...the razors were used!! :D
SWEET!!! What a creative &amp; useful idea!
Nice Job!
Nifty idea, very clever!
Thanks. Now I just have to figure out something for all these nifty &quot;vibrating razor&quot; Gillette handles I have accumilated. I've never been crazy about shaving with something that vibrates!!! lol
Vibrating fighting robots!!
Vibrotripod! Imagine the pictures you get with a autonomous moving tripod, like a bristlebot. Did you try to make a tripod out of vibrating razors?
I thought about it! haha<br>...but I couldn't really find the reasons for a vibrating tri-pod...I suppose for fun. :D<br>
Remember &quot;action painting&quot; in the 1960's? Maybe you'll open a new era of &quot;action photography&quot;: mount a camera on a vibrotripd, set shuttertime to 2 secs or so and go :-)
Hmmm.....Might have to give it a whirl. <br>
Very innovative !
Now, THAT'S clever!
Very clever. Great idea.
I am looking everyday for another cool project from ya' Mrballeng!....and thanks for stopping in. :)
So clever, nice job
Hairy nice! Do I really want to say this?
good job
Hah, jsut nice!!

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